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    Officers and Children First

    In my never ending quest to find another unusual or at least interesting part of the Horology jig-saw, I search and scour every where.

    While looking for pictures of WWI soldiers with a wristwatch I came across the below picture that amused me.


    Not the fact that 'of course' a British Officer would (indeed must) be kitted out in a uniform by the likes of Saville Row.

    BUT
    UNDER it he can wear a Bullet Proof Jacket - it explains it can withstand (resist) a .455 British Revolver Bullet (why would a British Officer need protection from a British Revolver ?LOL?)
    But also Protects the body from splinters and fragments of shells, spent bullets etc.


    No mention of the Uniformed Soldier getting them.


    Just a 'bit' amusing to me.


    and the catch line:
    'Always Correct in Every Detail' - Yes that's 'us BRITS


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    Re: Officers and Children First

    I wonder if it came with a money back guarantee?

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    Ha ha
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    Re: Officers and Children First

    The .455 Webley round had a good reputation for penetration and stopping power. Not great, but good.

    If the jacket could stop such a round, that was mildly impressive. Though keep in mind that advertisers could get away with horribly embellishing the truth back then.
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