- May 9, 2012
DIE HEFEWEIZEN. So, beer and shouting.
It's called a "Pickelhaube" (pick-hood) and the spike on top is shaped to deflect cavalry sabres while the metal crest on the front is meant to deflect musket bullets. Since you're not supposed to turn your back on the enemy anyway it offers you relative good protection for only a fraction of the weight of a full helmet. Efficient equipment like that allowed the Prussian army to be one of the fastest moving armies in the 19th century. And that was a good thing because otherwise von Blücher might have been late at Waterloo and I might be speaking French todayMrPeanut said:That pointy helmet...thing.
In the old photos you always see the Kaiser and Hindenburg wear one, can't remember what it's called.
Don't even know why since it's a somewhat distant point in the past and more ties in with Prussia I think.
Actually, that's a regional thing. Where I come from in Germany beer glasses are tiny. I don't know which measurement is used for beer in the USA or in Canada but where I come from beer glasses are 0.2 liters. That would be 0.36 pints? 0.18 quarts? 0.05 gallons? Sorry, I know fuck all about imperial measurements. Anyway, our beer glasses are made fun of as "test tubes" in the rest of Germany.aegix drakan said:My first thoughts when I hear Germany?
I think GIANT huge mugs of beer. ...Eh...I'm a bad person. XD