French “Adrian” Helmet

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France was the first nation to provide steel helmets in World War I as lessons in trench warfare were being learned. The “Adrian” was developed in 1915. Curiously, after steel helmets were issued, field reports of head wounds greatly increased. Why? Before steel helmets, shrapnel striking the head was more likely to result in a report of “killed in action” as opposed to being treated for a head wound.

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