A rifle was one of the most important items of a solders. Some were fitted with a bayonet. All solders had to carry a rifle.
Helmets would protect a solders head from shrapnel. These were usually made of metal. Some helmets were stamped from a sheet of metal.
shovels were used to dig trenches. They could use shovels to repair trench walls. Most of these shovels were made of metal.
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