Did Britain Use Chemical Weapons in Mandatory Iraq?*

  title={Did Britain Use Chemical Weapons in Mandatory Iraq?*},
  author={R. Douglas},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={859 - 887}
  • R. Douglas
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • Like Sherlock Holmes’s supposed use of the expression “Elementary, my dear Watson” or the notion that Humphrey Bogart instructed Dooley Wilson to “Play it again, Sam” in the film Casablanca, the proposition that the British were the first to use chemical weapons in Iraq in the 1920s has attained the status of common knowledge. Scholarly works, newspaper articles, innumerable Web sites, and even tourist guidebooks agree that Saddam Hussein was a relative latecomer to the field of gas warfare in… CONTINUE READING
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