By Malcolm Dando
During this crucial advisor to the previous, current and way forward for bio-warfare, overseas protection professional Malcolm Dando attracts a wealth of ecperience and study to discover the reality concerning the alarming failure of overseas neighborhood to put potent curbs at the use of this lethal weapon.
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He apparently died in Spain of the “Spanish flu” in October 1918, after being awarded the Iron Cross Second Class in January 1918. Germany carried out similar sabotage operations in neutral Romania until that country joined the Allied side in August 1916 and the operations became impossible. The main difference there was that it was possible for the cultures to be grown in Germany and shipped to Romania for use. Three shipments have been documented; two of these were probably used and the third was recovered by the Romanian authorities from the garden of the German Legation.
By the time World War II ended in August 1945, the Special Projects Division – the powerhouse of the biological warfare effort in the United States – employed “396 Army officers, 2466 Army enlisted men, 124 Naval officers, 844 Naval enlisted men and 206 civilians”. 061 21/11/2005 12:34 PM Page 30 30 bioterror and biowarfare: a beginner’s guide investigated. Great effort also went into trying to perfect means of mass-producing lethal agents: Pilot Plant No. 1, completed in October 1943, was designed for the production of botulinum toxin; Pilot Plant No.
Sometime in 1934–5 a prison rebellion led to the escape of some prisoners and a few made it to a communist guerrilla camp. Less than a year later a huge explosion rocked the Zhong Ma camp. The secret facility had presumably been revealed by those who escaped, and Ishii and his gang moved on to new sites. The largest of the new sites was the infamous Ping Fan, located just twenty-four kilometres south of Harbin. When completed, this complex consisted of over 150 buildings, including laboratories, barracks, a large farm supplying the camp, and two special prisons – one for men and one for men, women and even a few children.
Bioterror and Biowarfare: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Beginner’s Guides) by Malcolm Dando