The idea of biological warfare strikes fear into many people, probably its greatest advantage. Biological agents have never been an effective weapon of war, but many nations and aggressive groups have experimented with the concept and have weaponized biological materials. This Olive-Drab.com section provides factual material to counter the frequent hype associated with the threatened use of bio-weapons by terrorists or national armies.
Electron micrograph of Ebola virus.
Courtesy of Dr. Alan J. Cann, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.
Today in WW II: 20 Jan 1942 Wannsee Conference: In a Berlin suburb, Nazi leaders meet to plan the Final Solution, the extermination of all Jews in German occupied territories, Reinhard Heydrich in charge. More ↓
20 Jan 1945 Hungary signs armistice with Allies.
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Biological Warfare Resources