Chemico Body Shield

Ai: British infantry 'bomber' with Chemico Body Shield;

Western Front, igry 'Bombers' were troops specially trained for trench fighting, taking their title from their principal weapon, the Mills Bomb. This soldier is equipped for a trench raid with bombs and a 'morningstar' club made up from a polo ball studded with .303 bullets. He is dressed in a Chemico Body Shield with groin protector, principally to protect himself from fragments of his own bombs when fighting at close quarters. This particular Chemico belonged to Cpl. Sidney YV. Cooper of the 2/6th North Staffordshire Regiment.

A2: French 'poilu' with Landers cuirass; Western Front,

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