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German Gas Mask


Title German Gas Mask
Description Poisonous gas posed a constant danger on the Western Front. Soldiers were required to have their mask on hand at all times. Masks like this German G-17 Lederschutzmaske leather gas mask where worn by German soldiers to protect themselves from the deadly fumes. The cylinder at the base of the mask removed the harmful fumes.
Contributing Institution Missouri History Museum
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