HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 cc1027-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the question of providing soldiers at the front with shields to protect the more vital parts of the body has been considered; if so, what decision has been arrived at; whether shields are now being used, especially among the Australian troops; and whether the steel helmets now supplied are satisfactory in all respects?


The question of providing body shields is under consideration, but a report from the Commander-in-Chief is awaited before a decision can be taken. From the reports received the steel helmets appear to be satisfactory.