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The Weapon That Sears Flesh

Louis Fieser, The Scientific Method

The first test of napalm was held on July 4, 1942, at Harvard U.
February 18, 2013
The Weapon That Sears Flesh

Louis Fieser, The Scientific Method

The first test of napalm was held on July 4, 1942, at Harvard U.

In an iconic 1972 photograph from the Vietnam War, a naked 9-year-old girl runs screaming from a bombing, her skin burning from the napalm attack...

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