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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Their coats of mail and helmets, of which there are specimens in various European museums, attest their great advancement in this industry.
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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.