Ça plane pour moi
- Dec 17, 2013
The title speaks for itself, really. Britain issued gasmasks to every single one of its subjects, in what appears to have been a sincere expectation of gas attacks by the Luftwaffe on targets in the UK. You could argue that the war was too mobile for the use of gas on the battlefield, but what reason was there for not deploying it on static targets like cities? Is there any written policy statement from the time? Was a change of policy ever considered, especially in the Goebbels 'Totaler Krieg' period? I'm really asking if anyone really knows what the official policy was, and how it was arrived at, but I suppose speculation may be appropriate.