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Historical Context in Dulce et Decorum Est

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"gas-shells..."   (Text of the Poem)

“Gas-shells” were some of the first mass-produced chemical weapons introduced to modern warfare beginning in World War I. Toxic gas, such as tear gas, and fatal gas, such as mustard gas, were liberally used to disable or kill entrenched soldiers.

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