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WWI British Tank Drivers Face Mask – Item 87889

Rare WWI British tank drivers face mask. Complete with original chain mail lower protection skirt. Leather in good sound condition and with cloth lining. Complete with original tie cords. Scarce and seldom found item.

Note: First World War period face mask of the type worn by British tank crews of the Tank Corps from 1916. The mask was designed to protect the wearer’s face and eyes from ‘splash’ – flying fragments of hot metal caused by the impact of smallarms fire on the external plating of the vehicle.

Price: £1500

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