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collinsl

Re: Jobs for the boys

Helmets are intended merely to protect the wearer's head from shrapnel and objects which have been thrown up in shell bursts, plus the obvious hitting the head on things bit.

They were and are not supposed to stop well aimed rounds - in a few cases they've caught bullets that might otherwise have killed the wearer but these tend to be richochets or rounds that have almost run out of energy.

It's good that we have them, but they're not supposed to stop bullets.

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