On 3/16/2015 08:33, Tom Fine wrote:
> By the way, speaking of WWI recordings, perhaps the most ghastly is
> HMV's "Gas Attack" 78. The sound isn't as disturbing as what it represents.
Or, indeed, the unforseen result on poor Will Gaisberg, who after
engineering this recording succumbed to the influenza pandemic. It was,
and perhaps still is, presumed that his exposure to actual gas during
the recording weakened his constitution.