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    Rare British WWI Anti-Shrapnel Tanker's Mask. The brown leather covered steel anti-fragmentation mask with protective slotted sheet steel eye panels. Chain mail skirt and chamois lining. Cloth tape head ties. A very rare and desirable WWI combat collectible. Produced to protect British tank drivers from shrapnel inside of tanks when hit by enemy shells during WWI. Being effective, many of these masks were also captured and used by German tank troops as added protection. Size: 5 1/2-inches wide X 5 1/2-inches tall. Condition: Fine. Minor wear and scuffing
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