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Napalm was invented on Valentinea€™s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. It created an inferno that killed over 87, 500 people in Tokyoa€”more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasakia€”and went on to incinerate 64 Japanese cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work. Robert Neer offers the first history.ICRC, Conference of Government Experts on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (Lucerne, 24.9-18.10.1974): Report. ... See Frits Kalshoven, Reflections on the Law of War: Collected Essays (Koninklijke Brill, 2007), 163: a€œ[ napalm] .... Americaa#39;s 1990 Field Manual FM 3-11, Flame Field Expedients, which superseded FM 20-33, Combat Flame Operations, does not discuss flamethrower tactics.

Author:Robert M. Neer
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-04-01


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