TITLE

Molotov Cocktail

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the history of the use of bottles of gasoline in wars. The first recorded use of bottles of gasoline ignited by gas-soaked rags was in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, when General Francisco Franco directed his Nationalists to use them to repel T-26 tanks leading a Republican assault on Toledo. When the Soviet Union tried to enforce territorial claims along the Finnish border, the Finns used Molotov cocktail, a mixture of ethanol, tar and gasoline and phosphorus.
ACCESSION #
25978028

 

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