Monday, July 17, 2017

The Stuff That Soldiers Had To Carry To Battle From 1066 To 2014 (Photo Gallery)

1066 – Huscarl, Battle of Hastings

Vintage: Soldiers' Inventories: Incredible Images Showcase All the Stuff Soldiers Have Carried in Battle, From 1066 to 2014

Thom Atkinson, a U.K. photographer, spent nine months working on an incredibly detailed and interesting project, titled Soldiers’ Inventories. It consists of 13 photographs, each depicting the weapons, clothing, armor, and personal items that British soldiers have worn in battle over the course of 1,000 years.

The series starts with the Battle of Hastings, which took place in 1066, and ends in 2014, with the gear of the Royal Engineers, based in the Helmand Providence. Shields, chainmail, yo-yos, checkers, gas masks, guns and more make an appearance over the incredibly thorough collection of battle gear used over the course of the past millennium.

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WNU Editor: A few changes over the centuries.

Hat tip Good Shit.

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