Why The Gas Is Made By The French And Was Early Form Of Modern Day Tear-

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Xylyl Bromide was made by the French and was early form of modern day tear- gas. It is a poison gas used in world war one by the French to blind and incapacitate as many of the Germans as possible, to help win the war. The gas is an important part of history because it was an early attempt at using chemicals in trench warfare. Although, the Xylyl Bromide did not work as the French expected, it opened up the door to trial and error of the use of chemicals in warfare. Some felt that using chemicals in war was inhumane. Later a canister mask was invented to protect soldiers from inhaling the gas. Out of the research on Xylyl Bromide, came lots of other chemical weapons and defenses against chemical weapons. Countries thought of the use of gas as a horror and it was eventually outlawed and banned in 1925, which is still in effect today. We should get out of this research that gas is an unfair advantage in wartime and should not be used be for either side.

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