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War & Decline

The First World War

German Stosstruppen Armour

Period:
20th Century
Description:
This kind of armour was worn by the Stosstruppen, 'Trench Raiders' - German troops trained to attack enemy trenches. The armour was designed to protect them through their initial assault crossing no mans land. Once the trenches had been reached and hand to hand combat began the armour, although often just the helmets, was disgarded.
Place of Production:
Germany
Dimensions:
length of breastplate 450mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAM040n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council