How British Soldiers’ Inventories Changed Through the Centuries

This great series by photographer Thom Atkinson shows what a British soldier carried in the field from the 11th century up to the present day. Blokes, it was never easy.

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Huscarl, Battle of Hastings, 1066

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Mounted Knight, Siege of Jerusalem, 1244

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Fighting Archer, Battle of Agincourt, 1415

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Yorkist Man at Arms, Battle of Bosworth, 1485

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Trained Band Caliverman, Tilbury, 1588

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New Model Army Musketeer, Battle of Naseby, 1645

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Private Sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet, 1709

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Private Soldier, Battle of Waterloo, 1815

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Private Soldier, Rifle Brigade, Battle of the Alma, 1854

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Sergeant, Battle of the Somme, 1916

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Lance Corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem, 1944

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Royal Marine Commando, Falklands Conflict, 1982

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Close Support Sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province, 2014



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