Friday, February 15, 2013

Lucky British soldier shows off his damaged helmet, 1917

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Lucky British soldier shows off his damaged helmet, 1917  

Western Front 1917. His smile says it all. Back then the main reason for wearing a helmet wasn't protection from gunfire, but from shrapnel from exploding artillery shells. In 1915, 65 % of Britsh casualties were head injuries from artillery fire.



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