This can all be read about in the book "Keen as Mustard" by war veteran Bridget Goodwin.
There's also a DVD documentary available, which aired some years back here on Australian TV. The DVD is here.
|Australian Chemical Warfare Research and Experimental Section at Innisfail|
Originally released in 1989, this disturbing documentary looks at a little known aspect of Australian wartime history. Scientists, laboratory staff and military volunteers recount experiences with the Australian Chemical Warfare Unit, which, with the active involvement of both British and American resources and personnel, tested mustard gas in Queensland during the Second World War.
These tests were recorded in films which were once as secret as the experiments themselves. Now available to the public, these images provide vivid illustrations for the stories told by the men and women who participated in the experiments. Keen as Mustard
|Australian Field Experimental Station at Proserpine|
If you think that's bad though, just have a look at what the US did to it's service men and women. Keen to be the most superior military ever, they experimented on their troops like they were nothing more than guinea pigs. At times they literally used live pigs along side their troops in the same operations to see what happened to them.