Hel­met

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Lim­ited pro­tec­tion

A hel­met would be a war pho­tog­ra­pher’s only pro­tec­tion when serv­ing on the front line. Some cor­re­spon­dents clearly wrote ‘press’ or the name of their news agency in bold let­ters on it to bet­ter dis­tin­guish them from the fight­ing sol­diers. How­ever, the rim of a hel­met would also get in the way of the cam­era when shoot­ing, so some dare­dev­ils opted not to wear them at all, favour­ing a bucket hat that shielded them from the trop­i­cal weather - but noth­ing else - in­stead.

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