Chemical Weapons in World War I:
A hundred years ago, mankind saw the advent of large scale toxic chemical agents employed in warfare. With the introduction of such heinous means of warfare, the rules of engagement and ethic degradation in military conflicts among nation states changed to the worse. Though World War I was mainly confined to Europe and chemical warfare was but one facet among other military means first used, the implications reached to all continents and stretched into the succeeding century.
This exhibition is to remind us of the genesis and impact of chemical weapons and of the historical significance of the Convention for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, set on the eve of the centennial anniversary of chemical warfare.
Exhibits are collected with the courtesy of the Governments of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, Latvia, Republic of Poland and the Russian Federation.