HC Deb 28 May 1918 vol 106 cc649-50

asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Chemico body-shield when worn by soldiers has successfully resisted both bullets and shrapnel and already saved many lives which otherwise would certainly have been lost; whether, if it were included in the Regulation outfit of officers and men, a very large number of casualties would be avoided; and whether the Government will therefore take steps to have it put into universal and immediate use?


Other forms of body armour have been found more satisfactory, and have consequently been issued in preference to the Chemico body-shield.