WW1 ‘WARHORSE UNDER GAS’ Mask

WW1 ‘WARHORSE UNDER GAS’ Mask
WW1 ‘WARHORSE UNDER GAS’ Mask

On April 22, 1915 during their attack on the French, Germany became the first military to utilize chemical warfare with a chlorine gas. Gas masks were used because chemical warfare became widespread.
Warhorses were equipped with Gas masks to protect them from the inhalation of gases such as Phosgene. Horses were vulnerable to the effects of chlorine and vesticatory gases when they stepped out onto the field and had no control over the mask.