Dating wwii helmetsyet these helmets could also be worn for long sedentary periods. during the crimean war, some russian infantry were outfitted with helmets as were prussian foot soldiers in the latter half of the century. ironically, just as improved military technology had rendered the metal helmet obsolete, changes in military technology at the turn of the 20th century prompted a resurrection of helmets and personal armor. for all that they protect soldiers, helmets have several disadvantages.
World War I - The Ultimate History Projectafter many experiments, brodie came to the conclusion that a relatively simple form of helmet would offer reasonable protection, be serviceable and cheap to produce in large numbers. helmets are also awkward for soldiers on the run, as they slip and tilt. but the wearing of helmets remained uncommon during this period. some countries did issue helmets to their troops during the nineteenth century, these tended to be supplied to cavalrymen such as dragoons and cuirassiers.
medical evidence had confirmed the value of the shrapnel helmets as severe heads wounds had decreased amazingly, therefore production was urged to speed up, but prior to this, those helmets that had been evaluated under field conditions had highlighted some criticism, including that the paint finish was to shiny; the helmet was too round and shallow; the liner was slippery, and that the edge of the brim was sharp and could cause injury. the brodie 'tin hat' was a masterpiece of simple design and its shape became instantly identifiable. nineteenth-century helmets were made of tough leather, and they were intended to be nearly as conspicuous as the more commonly worn softer headgear. the british mk 1 and the german m16 were notably thicker than the adrian, none of these helmets was expected to stop a direct bullet hit.
the helmets for the arp wardens came in two principal variants, black with a white "w" for wardens and white with a black "w" for chief wardens. although the british and germans did not yet recognize the need for helmets, they now understood that uniforms should be of camouflage. have managed to get a hold of several of these helmets and are featuring. section of the website covers the various us combat helmets.