Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Telegraph - Military Kit Through the Ages

If you haven't seen this yet, take a look as it's pretty awesome.  Photographer Thom Atkinson did a series of photographs for The Telegraph of what comprised the soldier's kit in 13 armies including the Battle of Hastings up to a 2014 sapper in Helmland Province.  Nine of the kits get detailed itemizations.  It's cool to see how things changed and were modified, especially when you get to the more modern stuff. Though I wish all of the kits were itemized, as the explanations of what some of the pieces were is very interesting.

1244 Mounted Knight, Siege of Jerusalem, photo by Thom Atkinson

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