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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 9:53 p.m. PST

… 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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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 2:46 a.m. PST

Interesting, Thanks Tango.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

Interesting load-out. But, not every soldier carried all the items at the same time. If you look at US Army issued equipment in the 1960's you will find the tin mess kit as standard issue, however I never carried mine, we just ate the c-rats out of the cans.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

indeed, soldiers have long been known to toss away extra equipment. Nevertheless, that does not detract from the excellent presentation made in these photographs. It lets the figure designer pick and choose what he wants to include.

I wish the later era Equipment that is brownish was displayed on white instead of brown cloth :-)

Excellent display, thanks Tango.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 10:17 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

"I wish the later era Equipment that is brownish was displayed on white instead of brown cloth :-)"


Raynman Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

The last picture looks a lot like what I was issued for Kuwait, Except the US army issued me three sets of thermal underwear, FOR THE DESERT!!!! The whole time I was there, it got down to about 40 degrees once and that was in the middle of the night. Yes, I have heard it gets cold at night, but it doesn't there! Just more crap to carry. I had a large ruck packed full and two duffel bags packed full. That is not including weapon, body armor and basic load.
Very fascinating bunch of pictures though. Very cool!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2017 10:28 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too my friend! (smile)

Do you imagine yourself campaigning with that outfit / clothing of yesteryear?


Legion 422 Jul 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Yes, I can't remember even using a mess kit ? But it was issued just in case I guess. As some others have mentioned a lot of that stuff you don't always use or carry with you all the time. Or at all, e.g. the mess kit.

And even with a full ruck. In many cases you'll drop those or leave them at an RP, CP, base camp, etc. When e.g. going into the attack or local patrolling, etc.

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