Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And floundering like a man in fire or lime. . .
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
(from Dulce et decorum est
, Wilfred Owen)
A World War 1 gas mask, photographed through glass, in very dim light, in the Regimental Museum at Carlisle Castle.
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