Tag Archive for Wilfred Owen

GAS! GAS! QUICK BOYS!

Germans Fire A Million Gas Shells. Mustard the Poison Gas of Choice. As Near to Hell on This Earth. Special to The Great War Project. (23 July) From mid-July a century ago, the German use of powerful mustard gas is becoming a major component of the German war machine.. “German mustard gas attacks,” writes historian…

WAR IS IN THE AIR

Wilson Prepares Congress for Conflict, But No Declaration Yet. The Shell-Shocked Words of a Poet. Special to The Great War Project (2 April) Pro-war meetings break out in rapid succession across the United States. “As March turned to April,” writes historian Margaret Wagner, “pro-war mass meetings occurred in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Manchester, New…