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    27 May 2016

    World War 1 Body Armor 1914-1918

    War creates a need for innovation. In 1914, high technology for men in battle constituted of khaki clothing.

    The British realised that protecting the head was a good idea. So. The steel helmet was issued. But not everyone got one.

    That was fine so long as the enemy didn’t go for the body. So. The British Army Design created the Dayfield body shield, a canvas jacket with layered metal plates.

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