Infield, Glenn B.
Disaster at Bari
New York: Macmillan, 1971
Pages: xii + 301
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Feedback from Tom Hickey, M.D. on Sunday, 28 July 2002
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Very interesting, detailed account of the Luftwaffe's accidental destruction of the entire Allied poison gas stores in Europe in 1944.
A massive air raid attacked ships bringing ammunition and fuel for the Allied advance northward up Italy. A Liberty ship containing one hundred tons of mustard gas was blown up, the oily poison drenching Allied troops and sailors in the water and ashore. A middleaged German prisoner of war remembered the garlicky smell from the First World War but his warning was ignored. The subsequent coverup by U.S. military officials impeded timely medical care. Decades later, Italian fishermen still occasionally pulled up unexploded shells in their nets.
Feedback from Ann Baumgarn on Wednesday, 29 January 2003
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My father is Gunner Kirchhoff from Sumner, Iowa. This book is a must read for any military personnel who want to know the results of exposure to mustard gas. The CDC documents about mustard gas exposure state that no military personnel have suffered from acute mustard gas exposure since World War I when German military used the gas routinely. The U.S. documentation of where our own supplies of mustard gas were stored & later "destroyed" in the 1990's was taken off the CDC web-site along with other chemical information following 9/11.
If the instructors of the troops heading for Iraq have not read this book, they should read it NOW!
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