Coat of Mail

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Coat of Mail

 

ancient and medieval defensive armor to protect the body. In a narrow sense, the term referred to a form of chain armor, although the latter differed from a coat of mail by having smaller rings and closer interweaving.

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During the Middle Ages, dogs dressed in coats of mail fought alongside armed men and by World War I, France was using dogs in action, to search for wounded men.
amazing quantity of bows, arrows, shields, helmets, croslets, breast and back pieces, coats of mail, gauntlets, vambraces, or armour for the arms, swords, spears, battle axes, harness for horses, and other armour offensive and defensive that the like had not been seen in the memory of man'.
Odin sent out the beautiful Valkyries, clad in coats of mail, to fetch fallen heroes.