Chapter 2. History of Chemical Warfare

  1. Dr. André Richardt1 and
  2. Dr. Marc-Michael Blum2,3
  1. Dr. André Richardt

Published Online: 3 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch2

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

How to Cite

Richardt, A. (2008) History of Chemical Warfare, in Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons (eds A. Richardt and M.-M. Blum), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technology - NBC Protection, Business Area of Biological and Chemical Decontamination, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Frankfurt, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Marie-Curie-Str. 9, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany

  3. 3

    Scientific Services, Ledererstrasse 23, D-80331 Munich, Germany

Author Information

  1. German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technology - NBC Protection, Business Area of Biological and Chemical Decontamination, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317561

Online ISBN: 9783527621620

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Keywords:

  • decontamination;
  • warfare agents;
  • chemical warfare;
  • new age;
  • WW I to WW II;
  • Italian–Ethiopian war;
  • Japanese invasion of China;
  • first nerve agents;
  • WW II to 2000;
  • emergence of chemical terrorism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Beginning

  • The Rise of a New Age–From WW I to WW II

  • The Italian–Ethiopian War

  • Japanese Invasion of China

  • The First Nerve Agents

  • Living with the Danger of Chemical Warfare–From WW II to 2000

  • The Running Madmen–Emergence of Chemical Terrorism