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      03-20-2017 07:28 PM #1
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      03-20-2017 07:42 PM #2
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      03-20-2017 07:46 PM #3
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      03-20-2017 08:17 PM #4
      If I recall my sources correctly, those uniforms didn't appear until 1915, and not early in the year either. So no Battle of the Frontiers shots.

      Also, any of them showing soldiers wearing helmets are 1916 and beyond.

      Can you believe they fought almost an entire year without helmets?
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      03-20-2017 08:43 PM #5
      In case you were wondering, that's Elfriede in the picture, a svelte 33t armored assault vehicle of the A7V model, of which Germany built 20 during the latter days of WW1. The one in the colorized photo tipped over, not having had mich of an effect on the outcome of the war.
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      03-20-2017 09:13 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Kar98 View Post
      In case you were wondering, that's Elfriede in the picture, a svelte 33t armored assault vehicle of the A7V model, of which Germany built 20 during the latter days of WW1. The one in the colorized photo tipped over, not having had mich of an effect on the outcome of the war.
      I was more wondering how those boys could possibly have any more pep.
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      03-20-2017 09:50 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      I was more wondering how those boys could possibly have any more pep.
      Maybe it's a regional thing?

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      03-20-2017 10:39 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post

      Can you believe they fought almost an entire year without helmets?
      I think being without helmets was least of their worries.
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      03-20-2017 10:47 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      I was more wondering how those boys could possibly have any more pep.
      I thought the post was going for that, but was worried it might have been going for grease monkeys
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      03-20-2017 10:58 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I think being without helmets was least of their worries.
      Casualty rates dropped sharply when helmets arrived, especially in the trenches.

      Most fatal injuries were head wounds. Everyone was ducked down in trenches, with their heads nearest the top, and they were wearing cloth caps.

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      03-21-2017 07:27 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Can you believe they fought almost an entire year without helmets?
      Their helmets really did not do much. Thin pressed pieces of metal were not going to stop the bits flying at them.

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      03-21-2017 07:37 AM #12
      I think it was a reading test for their audience.
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      03-21-2017 08:08 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Their helmets really did not do much. Thin pressed pieces of metal were not going to stop the bits flying at them.
      Did a lot more than thin cotton.

      And the British used the same design through the second World War, same for Germany with their later design. Not all that thin.

      Terrible compared to modern helmets, definitely. But also incredibly effective compared to no helmet.

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      03-21-2017 08:15 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Did a lot more than thin cotton.

      And the British used the same design through the second World War, same for Germany with their later design. Not all that thin.

      Terrible compared to modern helmets, definitely. But also incredibly effective compared to no helmet.

      I always looked at helmets of that era as being safety blankets. They had you feel a lot more protected than you actually were.


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      03-21-2017 08:22 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Casualty rates dropped sharply when helmets arrived, especially in the trenches.
      Actually the original reported casualty figures were higher after an attack because more people were wounded that would have other wise died. So the reports from the fronts showed more men being taken to hospital than before helmets were introduced. Most of the deaths were from mortars and debris falling on the men in the trenches.
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      03-21-2017 09:44 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      Actually the original reported casualty figures were higher after an attack because more people were wounded that would have other wise died. So the reports from the fronts showed more men being taken to hospital than before helmets were introduced. Most of the deaths were from mortars and debris falling on the men in the trenches.
      Casualty figures include wounded, dead and missing. It's a loss of fighting strength figure, not a death toll.

      Casualty numbers decreased with helmets. So did death tolls.

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