Vancouver corners…where poison gas was first used


During WWI chlorine gas was used against Canadian troops dug in at what is now known as “Vancouver Corners” in France. But somebody there had taken a chemistry class and knew that chlorine’s impact could be reduced with urea compounds found in urine. So they pissed in their handkerchiefs, covered their faces, and successfully held their ground against the advancing German enemy.

Here is the Canadian memorial to those who died during this horrible battle.

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