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Message fro Captain Agar Adamson Regarding Precautions against Gas Attacks, March 1915
At the time of the first gas attacks, the only way soldiers could protect themselves was by holding their handkerchief firmly over their nose and mouth. To be truly effective, some soldiers claimed that the handkerchief should first be covered in urine.
Library and Archives Canada
MG30-E149, vol. 2, Agar Adamson War Letters, March 1915
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