Forgotten Voices of the Great War - Max Arthur, Imperial War Museum

Do you know how amazingly awesome it is to read first hand accounts of people dying in a chemical agent attack at the first Battle of Ypres (1915) while in real life you are watching the BBC and the PM of the country you are currently residing in is announcing that an actual chemical attack (nerve agent no less) happened before any emergency/medical/military personnel really knew what happened and could cordon off/survey the affected area? So that awesome nerve agent could have spread throughout a town of 40,000 people completely unaware? And now the PM is pointing fingers at another country?

 

My job in the military was CBRNE Warfare Defense/Emergency Management. This is my wheel house.

 

And looking at news from the homeland, I discover that someone is delivering bombs inside innocent looking packages and has already killed 2 people.

 

*Sigh*

 

I am spending the rest of the night cross stitching - I need to stab something a bunch of times, so I might as well get something pretty out of it.