First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare


As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud. He barely had time to react. "All my trenches are choked," Lamour cried into the field telephone to headquarters. "I am falling myself!" These were the last words heard from Lamour. World War I, and warfare itself, were never the same.