Monday, October 15, 2012

Brain Buckets, Tin Hats, and Steel Pots: Helmets Have Improved Over Nearly a Century of Use

It’s hard not to get a sickening feeling, staring at photographs of all the gallant young soldiers, resplendent in their uniforms, marching so proudly off to fight what would become known as The Great War, or World War I, in the late summer and early fall of 1914. Intoxicated with romantic notions of honor, glory and empire, none of them had a clue about what awaited them. They didn’t realize they represented the final, glittering moments of a centuries-long epoch that would end once the machine guns opened up on them. It was this moment, students of history like saying, when the 20th century actually began. Click to read more

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