A small booklet issued by the Union of Democratic Affairs to
illustrate the danger posed by poison gas. the 1930s were jittery
years for many as the almost inexorable feeling that war was coming
was heightened by written works and films (such as HG Wells The World
to Come). This booklet is distinguished by having a cover designed by
the well-known artist Edward MacKnight Kauffer. There can be no
denying the boldness - and directness of the artwork.