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Oh god pictures like these remind me of just how horrible and cruel we can be to each other but also how being close to each other can offer great comfort.
Good find OP
Was it a permanent blinding from the Gas ?
Reminiscent of the painting Gassed, by John Singer Sargent.
My great grandfather was blinded by mustard gas in a cellar in France. He had the quick thinking to poor Soda water in his eyes and drink it quickly to make himself throw up, getting it out of his system. His blindness lasted only a few weeks, others were blinded for over 6 months. They were there to blow up a bridge to stall the german troops in WWI. Many died from the Gas too.
Cecil Withers, a British soldier, remembered being exposed to mustard gas during a mortar attack:
>I suffer badly from phlegm and from coughs and colds a lot.That all started when the British were shelling hard at the last Battle of the Somme. One of the shells disturbed the residue of mustard gas that had been lying there for months. They talk about secondary smoking . . . I got secondary gas.
Source: American Journal of Public Health| April 2008, Vol 98, No. 4