By Bashford Dean
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If his headpiece or corselet were struck by a projectile, it deflected a bullet of high velocity if its angle of incidence were great (over sixty degrees to the normal), but in this case the bullet was apt to disintegrate completely, producing a "splash" which itself was capable of inflicting a dangerous wound. In one instance recorded, a cuirassier was nearly decapitated by a lead splash of this kind which passed upward over the border of his breast plate. The French appear to have been the first to accept the helmet in actual service and thousands of soldiers today bear witness to the practical value IN MODERN WARFARE 65 of the casque which was provided for them, notably through the efforts of General Adrian.
In certain instances, also, the Germans were provided with shields which, during the rapid ad vance through Belgium and France, appear soon to have been cast aside. These shields, we learn, were a distinct protection against small projectiles of low and middle velocity (less than i,£oo feet a second) but they were difficult to transport, for they could not be carried by the individual soldier in addition to his regular equipment. , break his arm (although on what evidence the writer has been unable to learn).
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.