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notebook 20apr11 [Apr. 20th, 2011|02:18 pm]
Warren Ellis

Fire is materialised time.

—  Hegel (via rossignol)

 

criminalwisdom:Tank Mask‘Masks like this one were worn by British crews in tanks during the First World War. The leather mask is shaped to fit around the eyes and nose and the chain mail was used to protect against splinters from explosions as the tank came under fire. Life inside these primitive vehicles would have been extremely uncomfortable as well as dangerous.’  ~ Protective face mask, United Kingdom, 1917-1918)Via A London Salmagundi.

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Tank Mask

‘Masks like this one were worn by British crews in tanks during the First World War. The leather mask is shaped to fit around the eyes and nose and the chain mail was used to protect against splinters from explosions as the tank came under fire. Life inside these primitive vehicles would have been extremely uncomfortable as well as dangerous.’ ~Protective face mask, United Kingdom, 1917-1918)

Via A London Salmagundi.

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[User Picture]From: charlycrash
2011-04-20 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if the British Army also issued testicle clamps.
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[User Picture]From: sliding_doors
2011-04-20 11:27 pm (UTC)
I see that last picture and I think "Are you my mommy?"

(even though that was WWII)
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[User Picture]From: mithras
2011-04-21 07:15 am (UTC)
That pink room looks outstandingly uncomfortable.
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[User Picture]From: lampbane
2011-04-21 07:35 am (UTC)
I look at that mask and I think about all the soldiers that had to get injured for them to decide on that design. ::shudder::
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