Flak Jackets: 20th Century Military Body Armour/Simon Dunstan, Ron Volstad. Osprey Men at Arms Series 157. Softcover. First edition 1984. Out of print. Condition: Very good, small indentation to cover. ISBN 0850455693
This book charts the development of protective military equipment, from the introduction of the steel helmet in World War I to the scientific development of the modern flack jacket and its field trials in Korea and Vietnam. Although initially seen as a luxury that could be ill-afforded, the success of ‘flak suits’ worn by some bomber crews during World War II convinced the armed forces of the need to develop protection for the ground soldier against small arms fire.