Online Collection

The Online Collection of the National Army Museum showcases a growing selection of our objects for you to explore and discover.

Reproductions of many images on the Online Collection are available from our Picture Library or our Print Shop.

« New search

« Prev - 1 of 1 results - Next »

'Under cover of gas and smoke we break through to Serre and Thiepval', 1916.

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916.

The Germans first used gas against the French during the capture of Neuve Chapelle in October 1914 when they fired shells containing a chemical irritant that caused violent fits of sneezing. In March 1915 they used a form of tear gas against the French at Nieuport, and the following month chlorine gas against the Canadians at Ypres. These early experiments were but a small taste of things to come and as the war progressed all sides developed ever more lethal gases including phosgene and mustard gas.

From a collection of 101 stereoscopic photographs entitled 'The Great War'.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1972-08-67-1-48

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1972-08-67-1-48