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What the soldiers wore


 All members of the Roman Army had similar armour and equipment. Roman soldiers wore specially designed helmets made of iron. Also, there would have been a neck guard and cheek pieces for further protection. Roman body armour was cleverly made. Iron plates were hinged to fit the body tightly but allow the soldier to move and fight with ease.

   Roman soldiers carried several weapons.

Although their main weapon was a short sword with a blade around 50 centimetres long, they also carried a dagger and spears. It was safe to say Roman soldiers were well-equipped for battle which could be a reason for their success.


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