By Bashford Dean
Helmets and physique Armor in glossy battle
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8 , 12 B. 25; D. 20; F. 25; G. 20, 18; M. 27; N. Y. 22 ; P. 22 ; Tur. 21 N. Y. 5,2,3 N. Y. 4 N. Y. 3 ; T . 3, 4 N. Y. 5 (F) What in summary was the use of armor in later times, but prior to the Great War? In the preceding paragraphs we have seen that from the late sixteenth century the soldier complained bitterly of the weight of his armor: it crippled him, it prevented him from taking an active part in battle, and he threw it aside if he could. In spite of all this he admitted that armor was an extraordinary means of protection.
Not merely was the wearer rendered inactive when wearing it, but in time he became actually crippled or "broken" by its use. A droll writer, whose stories were read everywhere, commented audibly upon the shortcomings of men who had worn armor. Brantome declared that he himself had known them to be spent at thirty years. " This marked an important if not a final stage in the armorer's decline. TABLE I WEIGHT OF ARMOR AND HELMETS WEIGHT in pounds: no allowance made for loss of weight after centuries of cleaning.
3, 6 N. Y. 5, 7; T. 5, 4-5' 5' 4-5 N. Y. 5, 6; T. 5, 4, 6 N. Y. 5, 6, 6 N. Y. 5,6 ; T . 5,8 T. 5, 7, 7 T. 4 N. Y. 5, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11; T. 8 , 12 B. 25; D. 20; F. 25; G. 20, 18; M. 27; N. Y. 22 ; P. 22 ; Tur. 21 N. Y. 5,2,3 N. Y. 4 N. Y. 3 ; T . 3, 4 N. Y. 5 (F) What in summary was the use of armor in later times, but prior to the Great War? In the preceding paragraphs we have seen that from the late sixteenth century the soldier complained bitterly of the weight of his armor: it crippled him, it prevented him from taking an active part in battle, and he threw it aside if he could.
Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare by Bashford Dean