Category Social Sciences
Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture
The Changing Face of Modern War: Chemical Weapons and Civilian Bodies in the Aftermath of WWI
Susan R. Grayzel, Professor of History, Utah State University
Wednesday, October 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Lethal chemical warfare entered the modern era in 1915. Denounced as horrific, nonetheless all sides participating in the war utilized chemical arms. Yet in 1939, the British government was testing gas masks on Indian civilian women. In this talk, Susan R. Grayzel will explore the complex legacy of World War I through a focus on the development of civil defense, especially the gas mask, designed to protect every man, woman, and child from the terrible new weapons that this war unleashed. (Click heading for full description.)