The British-manufactured M1917 attaches the chinstrap bail with a split-pin...
the American-made helmet has a rivet attaching the bail.
by a separate connector, to the chinstrap.
An informal, sometimes satiric, exploration of the steel combat helmet and its role in identifying, inspiring, and protecting the G.I.s of various nations over the past 100 years. The book I thought I'd like to write but with a longer shelf-life, no editors, publishers, or art directors; just me and you. copyright 2015, Mannie Gentile