Notes on Japanese anti-gas equipment

June 2009

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Notes on Japanese anti-gas equipment

Notes on Japanese anti-gas (AG) equipment; Japanese chemical warfare tactics; and attack on Tokyo with gas bombs.
Includes a memorandum entitled 'Attack on Tokyo with Gas Bombs' by Professor D Brunt, dated 8 May 1944. The covering note states: 'Major General Goldney suggested it might be worthwhile attempting to assess the probable effects of a C.W. [Chemical Warfare] bombing attack on Tokyo' (22 May 1944). The memorandum begins with climatic conditions before considering the 'Flow of Gas in the streets of Tokyo'. The method of attack is also considered: 'there are at least three alternatives, involving the use of phosgene, mustard and incendiaries, respectively'. The file also includes detailed examination of Japanese anti-gas equipment (respirators, ointment etc) and a brief summary of Japanese Chemical Warfare tactics.
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