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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Brodie helmet (also called the shrapnel helmet or Tommy helmet and colloquially as a "tin hat", and in the United States known as a doughboy helmet) was a steel helmet designed and patented in 1915 by John L. Brodie.
The steel helmet was known to the troops as a "tin hat" or for the officers a "battle bowler" (from Bowler hat) and, with typical fl humour, a bayonet was sometimes called a "tin opener".
The Mark III helmet was issued primarily to assault troops for the Normandy invasion in June 1944, and a large number of helmets from British stocks were issued to the 3rd Canadian Division in addition to British units.
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 Index CEF Helmets
The intent of the Helmet, Steel, Mark 1 was not to prevent a bullet from penetrating into the wearer's head, as no helmet of the period could provide that protection without being incredibly heavy.
The helmet is painted in the typical early smooth dark-green paint.
Mark I Brodie helmet with a faint painted cap badge for the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 3rd Canadian Division, Sherbrooke Quebec.
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 Equipment of the 9th Cameronians in WWII
The Mk.II steel helmet was worn by the soldiers of the 9th Cameronians.
This was very similar in appearance to the WWI British and American "Doughboy" or "Brodie" helmet.
Strips of dyed burlap, called hessian (or scrim), would be woven and tied to the helmet nets to disrupt the outline of the helmet and conceal the wearer.
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  Brodie Helmet Definition
The first of these helmets were steel "skullcaps" worn under the cap, inspired by the tale of a soldier who survived a potentially lethal wound by wearing a bowl on his head.
The steel helmet was known to the troops as a "tin hat" or for the officers a "battle bowler" and, with typical fl humour, a bayonet was sometimes called a "tin opener".
Helmets were often painted with unit insignia towards the end of the war, and are often called "parade helmets" by collectors.
www.apparelsearch.com /Definitions/Headwear_Hats/brodie_helmet.htm   (867 words)

 Brodie helmet - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The Brodie helmet (also called the shrapnel helmet or Tommy helmet, and in the United States known as a doughboy helmet) was a steel helmet designed and patented in 1915 by John L. Brodie.
The British Army first utilised the helmet in September of 1915 but it was not until the spring of 1916 that the helmet began to be issued to British troops in large numbers.
The steel helmet was known to the troops as a "tin hat" or for the officers a "battle bowler" and, with typical fl humour, a bayonet was sometimes called a "tin opener".
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 Brodie helmet - TheBestLinks.com - Tommy helmet, British Commonwealth, British Army, Kevlar, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Brodie helmet (also called the shrapnel helmet or Tommy helmet and in the United States known as a doughboy helmet) was a steel helmet originally designed and patented in 1915 by John L. Brodie.
The Adrian helmet (designed by August-Louse Adrian) began to replace the traditional French kepi and was later adopted by the Belgian and Italian armies.
The steel helmet was known to the troops as a "tin hat" and with typical fl humour a bayonet was sometimes called a "tin opener".
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 Helmet - www.canadiansoldiers.com
Helmets were first worn by British infantry in 1878, replacing the former shako headdress.
The steel trench helmet was adopted in 1916.
US-style helmets were issued with some armoured vehicles; they were not uncommonly seen in Italy.This photo shows Trooper L.M. Kirkwood, driver of a Sherman Tank of the 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division, two miles east of the Hitler Line on 23 May 1944.
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 Militrade has an online auction for military collectibles, military history, a forum and links to other sites
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a military helmet issued to the French Army during World War I. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army, and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare and head wounds became a significant proportion of battlefield casualties.
The helmet adopted by the army was made of mild steel and weighed only.765kg (1lb.11oz.), which made it lighter than the contemporary British Brodie helmet and the German Stahlhelm.
Helmets were among the oldest forms of combat protection, and are known to have been worn by ancient Greeks, Romans, throughout the Middle Ages, and up to the end of the 1600s by many combatants.
www.militrade.com /histories_detail.php?id=118   (1329 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Special: The German Stahlhelm, M1916
The smaller sized helmets, size 60, 62 and 64, had an extra step on the helmet lugs, to make up for their small size so that the helmet plate, which only came in one size, could be attached to all helmets.
In February of 1917, a grey canvas helmet cover began to be issued to cut down glare on the helmet from the sun and moon.
In 1917, the helmet was simplified by removing the pickelhaube chinstrap mounts, and attaching the chinstrap directly to the helmet liner.
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 The M1 Steel Helmet
From its introduction in 1941 until being replaced with the Kevlar helmet in the 1980's, the steel helmet was worn by Marines in every clime and place.
Marines first wore steel helmets in World War I. Adopted in 1917, the helmet was a copy of the British Army pattern trench helmet.
Another little noted but frequent use of the helmet was as a "chamber pot." Confined to long nights in fighting holes and dug outs, Marines often resorted to using their shells for this purpose.
www.ww2gyrene.org /equipment_helmet.htm   (681 words)

It replaced the M17 which had been a copy of the British Brodie helmet and the M17A1 which was similar but with a modified liner.
The helmet was so well designed that it would stay in service for over 40 years, one of the variations would even be used by paratroopers.
The inner plastic helmet, which served as the liner, contained a riveted tan webbing harness, three loops of web strap held be a central web tie that was easily adjusted to fit any size head.
www.geocities.com /glidertroop325/helmet.html   (342 words)

 Model 1915 'type A' CEF Brodie helmet - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
This particular helmet was the rimless 'type A' variant that came out in late 1915 to be replaced by the rimmed 'Mark I' in mid 1916.
This particular helmet was originally painted a smooth mustard green (probably when originally issued in late '15 or early '16) and then had a liner replacement in 1917 evident by the presence of the 'donut' in the liner -- a feature added in 1917.
The helmet was then painted a blue/grey paint with a a red painted unit badge on the front.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?p=1020151&mode=threaded   (262 words)

 Brodie helmet markings question - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
These were there to tell the inspectors which batch of steel the helmet came from.
If the manufacturing process had altered the strength of the steel in such a way that it failed the test, all the helmets with that batch number were pulled from the lot and not used in the BEF / AEF.
The helmet has a sandy finish, and although the liner is missing, there are places with original khaki paint.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?t=141841   (391 words)

 helmet definition for learning about protective headwearr
Helmets are common in the military, construction, mining and some sports, including American football and rock climbing.
Helmets are among the most ancient forms of protection, and are known to have been worn by ancient Greeks and throughout the Middle Ages; at this time they were primarily military equipment, protecting the head from cutting blows with swords and flying arrows.
However, with the increasing use of heavy artillery, the steel helmet made a comeback in the 20th Century as protection for the head from shrapnel.
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 Stahlhelm at AllExperts
The helmet was first issued to the 1st Assault Battalion for evaluation, in December 1915.
On the left side of the shell, the helmets were given a decal denoting the branch of the military, either the Wehrmacht (army) or the Luftwaffe (airforce).
As a stop-gap measure before a new helmet is developed, the General Staff decided to issue the M1918 helmets to the 10th Motorized Cavalry Brigade, which used them during the Polish Defensive War.
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 PDR Talks: Brodie's Law #1, #2, #3 Review - Silver Bullet Comics
Brodie is now a wanted man throughout the land, he broke into the labs and stole a disc that is encoded with new science that could endanger the world!
Brodie on the other hand does his own investigation and snatches up a beautiful Asian babe that used to work at P-Fact Labs as a DNA researcher, her name is Tomokai Yoshida.
Brodie kidnapped Tomokai and with the struggle to capture her, she is now a willing participant in Brodie's game plan of finding out what is on the disc.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/11005489952530.htm   (661 words)

 Western Front Association Contributed Articles
From the outset of the war, the French cavalry wore polished ceremonial steel helmets and breastplates and continued to wear them for an unjustifiable length of time after their utility was clearly shown to be in dubious in an increasingly mechanised war.
The shape of the helmet was determined by the British priority to provide protection to the head and neck from shrapnel balls of shells exploding overhead: the sloping surface acting as a deflector.
The helmet was formed from a sophisticated sheet-steel pressing process that produced in one piece the extra deep bowl with a flared rim.
www.westernfrontassociation.com /thegreatwar/articles/weapons/bodyarmour.htm   (3001 words)

 Great war collection
The English Brodie helmet was nicknamed ‘tin hat’, ‘trench hat’ and ‘battlebowler’ by the British troops.
At the end of September these helmets were being produced and the first stock of 100 pieces was shipped to France where they were first used by the British troops in October.
In the American helmet the chin belt is attached to the side with a rivet.
www.greatwarcollection.nl /Html/Brodie.html   (1478 words)

 Find WW1 British Brodie Steel Helmet Badged on eBay within Helmets Hats, World War I 1914-1918, Militaria, Collectables ...
This is the raw edged 1st pattern British brodie helmet, with the original leather chinstrap
Answered On Hi, there is some resemblance between the badge on this helmet and the cap badge of the North Lancs Regt.
Check if WW1 British Brodie Steel Helmet Badged is for sale as immediate purchase or as an auction item, and use PayPal for a safe, fast and easy transaction.
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 Brodie Helmet Cover - Great War Forum
There are quite a few Orders issued by the BEF and Army in Salonika that further issue of helmet covers would cease but that any retained in depot would be issued at the request of units until stocks were exhausted.
These orders did not preclude wearing of helmet covers in fact they went on further to say that local manufacture was permitted should units wish to continue to wear them.
Hi I have a WW2 sacking helmet cover, the date and maker is just stamped straight onto the sacking no need foe a special label.
1914-1918.invisionzone.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=79975&view=getnewpost   (818 words)

 Mallrats (1995) - Memorable quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brodie: Ladies and gentlemen, this tall drink of water headed my way is a pillar of the shopping community who informed me earlier today of a nefarious plan of his to screw my girlfriend in an extremely uncomfortable place.
Brodie: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.
Brodie: Well we were thinking of something simple, but hey, if you want to destroy the stage, we're all for that.
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 Will the helmet law change in Florida? :: TriumphRat.Net :: Triumph Motorcycles, RAT Discussions, Triumph Web Links, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The data should also include what injuries were responsible for the riders death (would wearing a helmet have made a difference), types of non fatal injuries, and recovery/rehabilition times along with the rider's age, experience level, motrcycle type, protective gear worn (helmets, jackets, gloves etc).
Wear a helmet, please--I can't stand the sight of brains on the road, and they are certainly slippery to other riders.
The helmet law in Alabama was instituted by someone from my home county in 1967 because a car turned left in front of a rider and killed him.
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 Brodie helmet
US Marine Corps M1917 Brodie pattern helmet The Brodie helmet (also called the shrapnel helmet or Tommy helmet, and in the United States known as a doughboy helmet) was a steel helmet designed and patented in 1915 by John L. Brodie.
Illustrated War News - Nov 17 1915 The War Office Invention Department was asked to evaluate the French design but they decided that it was not strong enough and was too complex to afford swift manufacture.
In 1917 the liner was modified to include a rubber cushion to make it more comfortable (but was not adopted for the M1917) and later, unit insignia painted on the sides of the helmet.
www.keywordmage.net /br/brodie-helmet.html   (738 words)

 Adrian helmet Information
The helmet was intended to protect the soldier from artillery shell shrapnel from above, hence the deflector crest.
Like most helmets of this era, it was never designed to protect from the direct impact of rifle or machine gun bullets.
The Soviet model with a large red star became a classic symbol of the frontline soldier of the USSR (see figure.) This helmet was also worn and preferred by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during his visits in the battlefield during World War 2.
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 Snow in Arizona Race Doesn’t Slow Down the b TeamÂ…: Pinkbike.com Article
As of this release, we’re still a little unsure of the results as the snow storm wreaked havoc on the timing system and race organizers were scrambling to tabulate the results based on the old fashioned stop watch backup system.
The only result we can safely report is that Brodie b Team women’s pro Jackie Harmony won the elite women’s division as she was the only pro woman to brave the snowy conditions.
Grinning ear to ear as always after her race run, Jackie was laughing hysterically reviewing her multiple crashes on course, including one “over the bars” after the big drop into the woods section where her front wheel got tangled up in some unseen obstacles buried in the snow.
www.pinkbike.com /news/Brodie-bikes-white-mountain-race-snow-2006.html   (1716 words)

 British Army uniforms used during WW1
The paint used for helmets varied: the earlier helmets were in general finished in a drab greenish colour, later ones in a yellower brown hue.
On the left side of their helmets was a yellow V on a gosling green square; officers wore this same badge on their backs below the collar.
From 1917 a blue square followed by a yellow bar was worn on the helmet and in 1918 a yellow circle on the arms replaced the half moon.
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 Brodie’s Law: Project Jameson Review - Silver Bullet Comics
Brodie’s Law is quite frankly one of the most exciting and best comics to come out of the UK in the last 10 years.
You don’t mess with Brodie unless you are a double hard bastard on a death wish.
Brodie’s Law is up there with them as a ground breaking comic.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/112428512836469.htm   (453 words)

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