Medieval armor, a very effective defense

Medieval armor, a very effective defense

Thousands of lives could have been saved in the First World War if the soldiers who participated in it had made use of bulletproof vests and helmets in the pure style of medieval knights. This argument is developed by Michael Vlahos through his article published in The Atlantic.

During the article the reader is told the secret that medieval knights kept in their armor, that if it had been used during the world battle, thirty percent of the combatants would have been spared death.

When helmets were introduced two years after the war, both the British and French manufacturing methods were not very effective. Meanwhile, a big difference was seen in the German mode of production, since when they were made based on the medieval style they turned out to be much more effective against injuries and deaths.

I was born in Madrid on August 27, 1988 and since then I started a work of which there is no example. Fascinated by both numbers and letters and a lover of the unknown, that is why I am a future graduate in Economics and Journalism, interested in understanding life and the forces that have shaped it. Everything is easier, more useful and more exciting if, with a look at our past, we can improve our future and for that… History.


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