Published shortly World War I, this book presents the virtues and failings of helmets and body armor in warfare of the time. To this end, it brings together materials collected from all accessible sources; it shows the kinds of armor which each nation used in World War I, their strengths, and weaknesses. This publication approaches then-contemporary armor in a historical context, weighing aesthetic and practical concerns and comparing armor to well-known pieces in the Met's collection.Also, Duryeaa#39;s bayonet shield, which covers the body from chin to groin and is made of a woven belting, deserves notice. For bayonet ... It hardly was larger than the wearera#39;s fistaentirely too small to be of practical value. Belonging to the thirdanbsp;...
|Title||:||Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare|
|Publisher||:||Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1920-12-01|