Uses of CW since the First World War

 

Period

User

CW Weapons Used

1919

British forces intervening in the Russian Civil War

Mustard gas artillery

1923-26

Spanish forces in Morocco

Mustard gas a/c bombs

1930

Italian forces in Libya

Mustard gas a/c bombs

1934

Soviet forces in Sinkiang

Mustard gas a/c bombs

1935-40

Italian forces in Ethiopia

Mustard gas a/c bombs a/c spray tanks

1936-37

Soviet forces in Sinkiang

 

1937-45

Japanese forces in China

Mustard gas & lewisite a/c bombs

1961-69

US forces in Vietnam

Herbicides & tear gas

1963-67

Egyptian forces in Yemen

Phosgene & mustard gas a/c bombs

1983-88

Iraqi forces in Iraq/Iran war

Mustard gas & tabun a/c bombs

1987-88

Iraqi forces in Iraqi Kurdistan

Mustard gas & nerve gas a/c bombs

 

a/c = aircraft (Pearson)