White Cross (chemical warfare)

White Cross (chemical warfare)

White Cross (Weisskreuz) is a World War I chemical warfare agent consisting of one or more lachrymatory agents: bromoacetone (BA), bromobenzyl cyanide (Camite), bromomethyl ethyl ketone (homomartonite, Bn-stoff), chloroacetone (Tonite, A-stoff), ethyl bromoacetate, and/or xylyl bromide.

White Cross is also a generic World War I German marking for artillery shells with irritant chemical payload affecting eyes and mucous membranes. [http://www.cbwinfo.com/History/WWI.html] White Cross is a chemical used to make the enemies eyes itch, burn, and sting.

See also

* Blue Cross (chemical warfare)
* Green Cross (chemical warfare)
* Yellow Cross (chemical warfare)


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