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  • Hellfire Boys

  • The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons
  • By: Theo Emery
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout Europe, yet Allied nations immediately jumped into the fray, kickstarting an arms race that would redefine a war already steeped in unimaginable horror. Largely forgotten in the confines of history, the development of the US Chemical Warfare Service in 1917 left an indelible imprint on World War I.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good historical review.

  • By PK on 01-15-18

Very good historical review.

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Reviewed: 01-15-18

Normally do not read/listen to war time history. However, after listening to the author talk about the book, purchased the audiobook. Hellfire Boys was extensively researched and revealed many angles to the story of chemical warfare. The audiobook was extremely artfully worded, logically organized and well-narrated. Especially those interested in world war 1, military history, chemical warfare origin or history buffs in general will greatly enjoy this book.