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Series documents soldiers’ inventory kits that date all the way back to 1066

Ever wondered what kind of equipment a soldier brings when he goes to battle? Take a look at the series ‘Soldier Inventories’ and be overwhelmed by the number of items these warriors carried to war. In the series, photographer Thom Atkinson documents 13 kits that belonged to soldiers who fought between 1066 and 2014.

Looking at the different inventories, you’ll get an idea of the period and the type of war they fought. Aside from military-issued items, you can also find personal effects of the soldiers that used to own them.

You can see the full inventory of each kit here.

Via Telegraph

1244 mounted knight, Siege of Jerusalem
1244 mounted knight, Siege of Jerusalem
1415 fighting archer, Battle of Agincourt
1415 fighting archer, Battle of Agincourt
1485 Yorkist man-at-arms, Battle of Bosworth
1485 Yorkist man-at-arms, Battle of Bosworth
1588 trainband caliverman, Tilbury
1588 trainband caliverman, Tilbury
1645 New Model Army musketeer, Battle of Naseby
1645 New Model Army musketeer, Battle of Naseby
1709 private sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet
1709 private sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet
1815 private soldier, Battle of Waterloo
1815 private soldier, Battle of Waterloo
1854 private soldier, Rifle Brigade, Battle of Alma
1854 private soldier, Rifle Brigade, Battle of Alma
1916 private soldier, Battle of the Somme
1916 private soldier, Battle of the Somme
1944 lance corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem
1944 lance corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem
1982 Royal Marine Commando, Falklands conflict
1982 Royal Marine Commando, Falklands conflict
2014 close-support sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province
2014 close-support sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province

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