On Thursday 11 October 2018 St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, hosted a lecture by Heather Jones (UCL), entitled ‘Chemical weapons, blockades and captivity: How the First World War redefined war norms’ The First World War is often seen as having changed the ‘face of battle’. One of the ways that the war represented a new departure was in terms of the use of violence, which transgressed what had been the conventional norms of war. In this lecture, Professor Jones will argue that transgressive violence – both on the battlefi eld and against civilians – was normalised as a result of the war, and practices that would earlier have been seen as unacceptable now became part of war planning.

The lecture took place at 7.15pm.

From the International encyclopedia of the First World War: Gas warfare.

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