The Chemical Dimension of the Gallipoli Campaign: Introducing Chemical Warfare to the Middle East

  title={The Chemical Dimension of the Gallipoli Campaign: Introducing Chemical Warfare to the Middle East},
  author={Yigal Sheffy},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={278 - 317}
  • Y. Sheffy
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • History
  • War in History
Studies of the history of chemical warfare ignore the chemical dimension of the campaigns in the Middle East during the First World War. They miss the fact that the British first considered using gas in the region during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. At that time, the political and military leadership in London, as well as senior commanders of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF), were alarmed by the possibility of Turkish chemical attacks and repeatedly debated whether they should pre… 

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