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Published on Friday, May 13, 2005


Une conférence de 3 jours sur l'année 1915 sur le front de l'ouest et l'importance de l'introduction de l'arme chimique


1915: Innocence slaughtered?

An international conference organised and hosted by the In Flanders Fields Museum

Ypres, Musée In Flanders Fields
17, 18 and 19 November 2005

Chair : Prof.dr. Koen Koch (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands)

Conference Language: English

Thursday 17 November 2005

09.45 introduction - Prof.Dr. Koen Koch (Universiteit Leiden - the Netherlands)

10.15 Dr. Olivier Lepick (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris, France): 22 April 1915, the first chemical attack or the introduction of a weapon of mass destruction

11.15 Prof. Dr. Margit Szöllöszi-Janze (Universität zu Köln, Germany): The scientist as expert: Fritz Haber and German chemical warfare during the First World War.

11.45 Dominiek Dendooven (In Flanders Fields Museum): Overview: 22 April 1915 - Eyewitness accounts of the first gas attack

2 p.m. Julian Putkowski (London, United Kingdom): Toxic Shock: British reactions to the use of poison gas in 1915

2.45 Dr Luc van de Weyer (Belgian Army Museum, Brussels): The reaction of the Belgian Army to the introduction of chemical warfare

3.45 Dr. Nathan M. Greenfield (Ontario, Canada): The Canadian Army and the 2nd Battle of Ypres

4.30 dr. David Omissi (Hull University, United Kingdom): The Indian Army Corps and the 2nd Battle of Ypres

5.30 Visit: In Flanders Fields Museum

Friday 18 November


9.30 a.m. Dr. Nick Lloyd (Centre for First World War Studies - Birmingham, United Kingdom): The first British gas attack, Loos, 25 September 1915

10.15 Dr. Peter van den Dungen (Bradford University, United Kingdom): Civil resistance to chemical warfare during the First World War

11.15 Wolfgang Wietzker (Universität Düsseldorf, Germany): Chemical Weapons and German Newspapers

1.30 p.m. Bert Heyvaert (In Flanders Fields Museum): Minor actions in the Ypres Salient in 1915

2.15 Dr. Gery Oram (Open University, United Kingdom): British Morale in 1915

3.15 Dr. Leo van Bergen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands): ‘Gas is a humane weapon’. The medical (and humanitarian-judicial) discussion on poison-gas during and after the war

4.00 Prof. Dr. Annette Becker (Université Paris-X, Nanterre, and Centre de recherche de l'Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, France): La mémoire du gaz dans l’après guerre

Saturday 19 November 2005

9.30 Lt. Glenn Nollet (Belgian Army Ammunition Disposal Unit DOVO): Chemical ammunition disposal in Flanders

10.15 Peter Kaiser (OPCW - The Hague, the Netherlands): The work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

11.15 Dr. Jean-Pascal Zanders (Bio Weapons Prevention Project - Geneva, Switzerland): Ypres, 22 April 2015: Can It Be Avoided?

12.00 Dr. Shariar Khateri (Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support - Teheran, Iran): Mustard Gas Exposure and Long-Term Health Effects. Lessons Learned From Iraq-Iran War, the most recent large scale use of chemical weapons

2.00 p.m. Excursion: tour of sites, monuments and cemeteries associated with the gas attack of 22 April 1915, visit to the Belgian Army Ammunition Disposal Unit and facility for dismantling chemical weapons.


The full programme and registration form will be available from the In Flanders Fields Museum from September 2005. Please note: the number of places for the Excursion on 19 November is strictly limited - priority will be given to those registering to attend all three days of the conference.



  • Ypres, Belgium


  • Thursday, November 17, 2005


  • Dominiek Dendooven
    courriel : Stedelijke [dot] Musea [at] ieper [dot] be

Information source

  • Dominiek Dendooven
    courriel : Stedelijke [dot] Musea [at] ieper [dot] be


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