Background image: Green-tinted photograph of WWI soldiers wearing gas masks crouched in a trench. Text: Lecture / Hellfire Boys

Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service

Tuesday, Sept. 13 - 6:30 p.m. Auditorium and YouTube Live

The eerie images of masked doughboys wading through thick yellow clouds have been long associated with the American experience in World War I, although the men themselves are less well-known. The U.S. Army had to start from scratch in outfitting men with protection from gas, devising ways to deploy it in combat and training scientists and engineers to test new weapons. Join Theo Emery, author of "Hellfire Boys", as he charts the development of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and how the American military harnessed the newest weapons of mass destruction.

In partnership with the Linda Hall Library.

Free with RSVP | Auditorium and YouTube Live