All war articles

  • Surgeons or doctor hands with protective glove hold sponge holding a sterilzed gauze with antiseptic liquid
    Podcast

    Boric acid

    2019-08-30T09:28:00Z

    Mike Freemantle revisits battlefield surgery to investigate boric acid, a key part of Dakin's antiseptic solution used extensively in the first world war

  • Vintage gas mask buried in the sand
    Podcast

    Sulfur mustard

    2010-10-27T00:00:00Z

    Deployed in the first world war and named for their distinctive ordour, Brian Clegg talks us through the most terrible agents of chemical warfare