1917: British Body Armour

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“The ‘EOB’ armour was designed by the Munitions Inventions Board, worn with a protective collar, made of layers of compressed silk padded within canvas. Weighing in at 9 ½ pounds, the system would stop pistol rounds, shrapnel and grenades.”

- Imperial War Museum

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