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By Robert and Jeremy Paxman Harris

ISBN-10: 080905471X

ISBN-13: 9780809054718

A better kind of Killing opens with the 1st devastating battlefield use of deadly fuel in global struggle I, after which investigates the stockpiling of organic guns in the course of global warfare II and within the many years in a while in addition to the inhuman experiments con-ducted to check their effectiveness. This up to date version encompasses a new creation and a brand new ultimate bankruptcy exposing scary advancements in recent times, together with the black marketplace that emerged in chemical and organic guns following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the purchase of those guns via numerous 3rd global states, the makes an attempt of nations corresponding to Iraq to accumulate arsenals, and--particularly and so much recently--the use of those guns in terrorist assaults.

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Le sabre et l’éprouvette. L’invention d’une science de guerre, 1914–1939 (14–18: Aujourd’hui. Today. Heute, 6), (Paris: Noesis, 2003), 89–103. 42 BAL 201-5-1, draft telegram Duisberg to Haber, 5 November 1914; Duisberg to FZM (Garke),13 November 1914. ]). COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON GERMANY AND AUSTRIA 44 19 HA. 18/1-18 (Weltkrieg I, 1915–1934), Singer, ‘Kriegsproduktion im 1. Weltkrieg’, 17 October 1934, 1. 45 Plumpe, op. cit. note 20, 83–84; Roth, op. cit. note 16. Cf. correspondence in BAB, R1501 (RM d Innern), Wirtschaftliche Mobilmachung, Nr.

50 While BASF at first avoided explosives production, they did make large quantities of synthetic ammonia and nitrates, along with other raw materials and intermediates, most of which went to military uses (including chlorine for chemical warfare). 51 The expansion of their Oppau ammonia plant complex took place roughly in accord with pre-war plans, which the war simply accelerated. 52 By March 1916, Germany had gained the capacity to produce 60,000 tons of nitrates and nitric acid per month from plants built mostly at BASF, Bayer, Griesheim-Elektron, Agfa, and Zeche Lothringen.

Consortia came to manage the links between State and industry, by collecting information and organizing the purchase and sharing of raw materials and other goods between industries, the first of which was established in 1917. These organizations were initially responsible for managing shortages in raw materials; later they became intermediaries, linking government and industry to organize production, integrate industry, manage prices and share profits. During the last year of the war, government control over the economy reached its height, and the government authorized itself, from February 1918, to make all decisions relating to production, distribution and trade.

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