A History of Chemical Warfare

  • Authors
  • Kim Coleman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Kim Coleman
    Pages 1-10
  3. Kim Coleman
    Pages 11-38
  4. Kim Coleman
    Pages 39-58
  5. Kim Coleman
    Pages 59-79
  6. Kim Coleman
    Pages 131-149
  7. Kim Coleman
    Pages 150-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-198

About this book


This book provides an analysis of the development and deployment of chemical weapons from 700BC to the present day. The First World War is examined in detail since it remains the most significant experience of the chemical threat, but the Second World War, and post-war conflicts are also evaluated. Additionally, protocols attempting to control the proliferation and use of chemical weapons are assessed. Finally, the book examines the threat (real and imagined) from a chemical warfare attack today by rationally assessing to what extent terrorist groups around the world are capable of making and using such weapons.


conflicts First World War history

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-3460-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50183-6
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