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Rather startled to discover these pics of Belgian troops, apparently in the winter of 1916-17, wearing Italian Farina body armour and helmets.


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James

 

  Thanks for the photos, and I agree rather peculiar!!!!!

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Nothing's ever that simple. Another source now says that a few were trialed in August 1918, but not pusued. I'm also not certain that the man aiming the rifle hasn't got the helmet on back-to-front.

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The right way to wear the helmet:



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I stand corrected.

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Very Interesting Diorama1914..... Thanks

Don't feel bad James, I too thought it was backwards....

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