Hitler's Final Revenge? Use of Chemical Weapons Late in the War
Posted 07 February 2006 - 04:55 PM
Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:29 PM
Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:31 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:35 AM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:36 PM
Yes I feel it's more likely against the Russians and most likely to be carried out by the SS.
Originally posted by bigiceman:
If all of the logistical requirements were able to be met I could see him using them against the Soviet forces.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:28 PM
The majority of chemical production was in Wehrmacht control... Certainly the Tabun production, I think, was under Wehrmacht control and would have been the newest development ready for deployment along with mustard gas and phosgene. The Germans also had Sarin which could have been deployed but was only in available in small quantities... Not that you need alot!
Tabun and mustard gas, if delivered in a high enough concentration, probably from mortars or Nebelwerfers could have made a serious impact if it could hit high density troop concentrations... Certainly little could be done for those hit by Tabun.
There is a rumour about nerve agent use in Normandy, it appears in an appendix in Dennis Edwards memoir.
I am researching the likely results of such actions for an 'extended WW2' history/scenario I am trying to develop for my wargames group.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 03:46 PM
Also how would they send the gas to the front and how would they use it if they never created any real weapons for that? Or the specialized personnel to launch it so that own men were not killed by the gas.
Hitler could make the order but by march 1945 nothing would come out of it except own losses I think.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 06:24 PM
"In cadence, exercise....1, 2, 3" (My favorite thing to hear at 5 in the morning.)
Posted 10 February 2006 - 01:37 PM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 12:07 PM
Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:42 AM
There is an incident where a transport ship was hit and sinking/sunk of Italy, and the water turned "Yellow".
Of the sailors who made it to shore, most died quickly afterwards.
I'm not sure how the stuff needs to be deployed to massively work, but it was in the water.
I'm not sure if it needs to be in an aerosol/mist, airburst, shell, bomb or what.
At least with the U.S., it was on hand at the front line. In Italy anyway.
Guessing about human nature, and mutually assured destruction,
"It is in your nature to destroy yourselves."...The Terminator...
my bet is most of us had it.
I am glad no-one decided to pull that trigger! As is the rest of the world.
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