A man wears the Brewster Body Shield, the first body armor developed by the U.S. during World War I. (18/77) List item Submitted to "Bizarre Photos from the Past That Show How Weird our History was" Approved 1.8k Views This chrome nickel steel suit could weigh as much as 40 pounds and indeed stop some bullets. Circa 1917-1918. Item navigation Previous submission Next submission View full list Written by Jacob Aberto Sincere, friendly, curious, ambitious, enthusiast. I'm a content crafter and social media expert. I love Classic Movies because their dialogue, scenery and stories are awesome. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.