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Winston Churchill’s shocking use of chemical weapons

The use of chemical weapons in Syria has outraged the world. But it is easy to forget that Britain has used them – and that Winston Churchill was a powerful advocate for them Secrecy was paramount. Britain’s imperial general staff knew there would be outrage if it became known that…

Manufacturing of Zeppelins temporarily shut down sausage makers in World War I

Quantity of cow intestines used in manufacturing airships was so enormous that making of sausages was temporarily outlawed in Germany Although Winston Churchill dismissed them as “enormous bladders of combustible and explosive gas” before the first world war began, the leviathans that loomed out of the night skies to drop…