Soldiers of the 9th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) wait to go “over the top” on a trench raid near Arras, France. 24 March 1917.

Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 8:00am to Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:00pm
Mountain Gallery

View the online exhibition.

The widespread use of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the First World War (1914-1918).  This exhibition showcases original helmets and includes photographs and other artifacts from the conflict.

Curated by Professor John W.I. Lee of the UCSB History Department with undergraduate research assistant: Sydney Martin.

Article in the Santa Barbara Independent "UCSB Library Reveals History Through Helmets."