12 Combat Helmets of World War One Illustration

During World War One, many armies had to modernise their equipment as well as their tactics. Initially soldiers were issued with soft caps, but from 1915 onwards men serving on the front line were provided with helmets to protect against head injury. Below is an illustration of helmets issued during World War One:

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