For what reason was nerve gas not widely used in ww2?
Nerve Gas was not used in World War II as it had been deemed a war crime and so neither side chose to use it. The main reason, however, was that both sides knew the other had devastating chemical weapons and so they were afraid to use these weapons in fear of retaliation. Although the German army did have nerve gas, the British had something far more potent: Anthrax. The Germans knew that if they used nerve gas that the British would use Anthrax on the German population which could have possibly killed all biological life in continental Europe.