No Place to Run

No Place to Run : The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare in the First World War

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No Place to Run will be of interest both to historians and military buffs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 165 x 229 x 22.35mm | 420g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 16 b&w photos
  • 0774807407
  • 9780774807401

Table of contents

Introduction: The Gas War Unearthed

1 Trial By Gas: 2nd Battle of Ypres

2 Rabbits In A Warren: April, 1915 - December, 1915

3 A Higher Form of Killing: December, 1915 - December, 1916

4 Tough Guys: January, 1917 - June, 1917

5 Mustard: King of the Battle Gases: July, 1917 - December, 1917

6 Combatting the Chemical Plague: The Canadian Medical Army Corps and Gas Warfare

7 Its Got Your Number: January, 1918 - August, 1918

8 The Gas Environment: Last Hundred Days

Conclusion: It Takes More Than Gas To Stop A Canadian

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Review quote

Tim Cook takes his readers on a fascinating, horrific, and ultimately important journey through the terrifying gas warfare experiences of the Canadian Corps during the First World War. In an exhaustively researched, well-written work offering a large number of firsthand accounts, Cook powerfully conveys the meaning of gas warfare to a Canadian soldiery at first wholly unprepared for its unsheathing ... Cook's first-rate book ably fills a gap in the literature on Canada's participation in the First World War and makes a major contribution to our understanding of this underexplored aspect of Canadian military history. -- Serge M. Durflinger * CBRA 4037 * Well researched and well written, this detailed study describes how the Canadian Corps in the Great War reacted to gas warfare and learned both how to cope with it and how to use it. What makes Cook's book so interesting is his emphasis on the psychological threat posed by gas warfare. A fine study. All levels. -- J. Granatstein * Choice * No Place to Run provides a challenging re-examination of the function of gas warfare in WWI, showing not only its important role in delivering victory in the campaigns of 1918 but also its postwar legacy. * University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries (2000) *
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About Tim Cook

Tim Cook is an archivist at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa.
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