Thursday, October 8, 2009


Napalm use in the Vietnam War was successful and incredible inhumane use of chemical warfare. Although it was a harsh use of war, it did kill and injure a significant amount of people. Napalm bombs were basically bombs filled with a gas the once it explodes, it releases a large amount of carbon monoxide into the air suffocating anyone who is near the explosion. The gas does more than just suffocate since it is a carbon monoxide gas laces with gasoline. It immolates people which means burns their skin as much as third degree burns killing nerve endings permanently. Another word for these type of bombs used was flame throwers.


Carpet gas was just another type of chemical warfare used on victims of the Vietnam War. Many people who died from such types of warfare were often innocent civilians. They were not always necessarily soldiers. For example in this picture is a naked child who is crying from the napalm burning through her skin.

7 comments:

  1. Sorry for some of the grammar :/

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  2. that is so sad that innocent people such as kids suffered from that and had to go through so much pain.

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  3. Napalm was an awful way of defense. People suffered from these and were burned and suffocated. Why could they not use another form of protection? They should have thought about the people it would effect before using them in certain areas, or evacuated the are first.

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  4. Just seeing a child suffer like that or any inncent person just gets to me. I really do not undestand humans who can harm others so casually.

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  5. "I really do not undestand humans who can harm others so casually."

    That's why there is war....unfortunately.

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  6. Napalm was also some pretty nasty stuff that got used in the war. Cant even imagine getting something on my skin that would literally eat it and burn it away. War is a horrible thing and I think that Veitnam was possibly one of the worst ones.

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  7. Disturbing picture. It's sad kids had to suffer from all of this when they are innocent.

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