Mail: "Were 30 Royal Marines Poisoned By Gas On Derelict Soviet Weapons Plant?"

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    At least 30 Royal Marines became violently ill on a training mission at an abandoned Soviet chemical weapons plant, where they believe they were exposed to mustard gas.

    The crack troops needed urgent medical attention while on manoeuvres on Sazan Island, an uninhabited island just off the Albanian coast where Soviet scientists developed deadly gases during the Cold War.

    One Marine said: ‘The guys were in agony, the skin on their hands and arms went bright red then became blistered."

    Were 30 Royal Marines poisoned by mustard gas on derelict Soviet weapons plant? Mystery as soldiers fall violently ill while training on island off Albania | Mail Online
  2. ...or were the injuries caused by Giant Hogweed as the investigation concluded?

  3. I wish someone would throw mustard gas in the mails office.
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  4. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Is there any need to post this shite?
  5. Well, actually, yes. Even if story origins are bollox, it's useful to know that they exist and then read the views of people who probably do know the truth.

    By their nature, these sort of stories often crop up as conversations in pubs and the like. Often the MoD and/or the relevant Service is made to look bone. Accordingly, it's often good to be able to spread the word of sense into the ears of the pissed off and misled voting, tax paying Public. Hearts and minds.
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  6. As Loggie says..yes, however, as I'm sure you are aware, there is no need to read it.

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