TITLE

Stahlhelm Model 1916

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Military History;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the development of the German military helmet in 1915, the basic design of which is manifested in the Kevlar helmet used by U.S. service personnel in 2011. It details a study of the nature of returning soldiers' head wounds by Prussian engineering professor Friedrich Schwerd of the Technical Institute of Hanover in Germany. It describes the fabrication of the Model 1916 steel helmet first used in the February 1916 Verdun offensive, becoming the standard after refinements.
ACCESSION #
65218536

 

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