War Department Field Manual FM 21-40: Defense Against Chemical Attack

Washington, DC: GPO, 1947. Revised Edition. 292, wraps, illus., figures, tables, appendices, index, covers somewhat soiled & creased, sticker residue on front cover. Weakness to rear cover. Topics covered include defense against chemical attack (chemical agents and their identification, physiological effects and first aid, use and behavior of chemical agents, individual protection, collective protection, and tactical protection); and training in defense against chemical attack (the individual soldier, duties and training of all officers and non-commissioned officers, duties and training of unit gas personnel, and duties and training of the chemical officer). Appendices include approximate duration of hazard from mustard gas contamination, military animals in chemical warfare, flow of supplies, ready reference chart to chemical agents, service troop organizations, gas mask inspection and drills, and protective cover--use and drills. This manual captures the World War II experience, and is nearly twice as long as the earlier version. Condition: fair to good.

Keywords: Chemical Warfare, Field Manuals, Chemical Attack, Chemical Agents, First Aid, Military Training, Gas Masks, Mustard Gas, Decontamination

[Book #50471]

Price: $75.00