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Re: Jobs for the boys

"They were and are not supposed to stop well aimed rounds."

It is correct that the original (WWI) British army helmets were designed to deflect shrapnel, not bullets. German-army helmets of the same era were a totally different shape and were designed to provide a degree protection from snipers, which is why they extend down to the neck at the back. Quite how effective they were with non-glancing hits is another question. Modern US army helmets will stop a 9mm pistol round at point-blank range, but not a rifle round ...

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