I've always been bemused by the (to me) very crude and poor design of the British WW2 helmet. Compared with the German and US designs it seems less of a snug fit, more likely to fall off or get knocked off and provides less protection when the shrapnel is flying around the ears and back of the neck. Does any one know if the British design had any benefits compared with say the (to me) much better German design? Also it was common for GIs not to use the chin strap on their helmets as
Sam Steele 1848-1919
Army Biography: Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO Sergeant K. Grant, CD Of the many exceptional individuals to emerge from Canada’s past, one of the most extraordinary has to be Sam Steele. He was, as one author put it, “the quintessential Canadian man of action in the Victorian era. Physically strong and courageous, he…
Canadian sniper kills an ISIS fighter from TWO MILES away
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Piled on a Sherman Tank
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