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In the valley of the Aisne and in Champagne the enemy employed in the course of the day various appliances which had no effect – namely, near Tracy-le-Mont, glass tubes which, on breaking diffused an odour of ether, between Reims and the Argonne bombs charged with inflammable material, and, finally, gases giving off a greenish smoke. (The “incredible savagery” of the German methods around Ypres, on this and other days early this month, is described in The Times of May 10.)

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