View Full Version : Documents surface about Britain's chemical warfare test subjects

September 1st, 2007, 06:29 PM

"British military scientists sent hundreds of Indian soldiers into gas chambers and exposed them to mustard gas, documents uncovered by the Guardian have revealed.

The Indian tests are a little-known part of Porton's huge programme of chemical warfare testing on humans. More than 20,000 British soldiers were subjected to chemical warfare trials involving poison gases, such as nerve gas and mustard gas, at Porton between 1916 and 1989.

Many of these British soldiers have alleged that they were duped into taking part in the tests, which have damaged their health in the years after the trials."

September 1st, 2007, 10:10 PM
It's good to see the Brits have the same civilized values as we do...or is it the other way around?

September 2nd, 2007, 12:28 AM
That's pretty terrible. I hope they can get some sort of lawsuit or other justice going.