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Battle of Waterloo - 1815 private soldier, Battle of Waterloo Kit issued to soldiers fighting in the Battle of Waterloo included a pewter tankard and a draughts set.

1900

Everything soldiers carried into battle from 1066 to today

While the First World War was the first modern war, as the Somme kit illustrates, it was also primitive. Along with his gas mask a private would be issued with a spiked ‘trench club’ – almost identical to medieval weapons.

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Kit through the years

Journey through British wars: Images reveal changes in a soldier's kit

The images, named 'Soldiers’ Inventories' and taken by London-based photographer Thom Atkinson, show the brutality of war as well as more everyday items used during battle.

Einer für alle - alle für einen: Diese Habseligkeiten gehörten einem Musketier der New Model Army, der Parlamentsarmee, die 1645 gegen die Royalisten kämpfte. Zwar gab es noch die Metallklinge, doch ging die Tendenz immer mehr zu Schusswaffen. Auch Spielwürfel, Karten und Flöte nannte der Soldat sein eigen.

1645 New Model Army musketeer, Battle of Naseby. Soldier's kit includes personal equipment carried by a notional common British soldier at a landmark battle.

Sword of State, England (1678; steel blade, silver-gilt hilt) and Scabbard (1698; wood, velvet, silver-gilt). Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sword of State, England steel blade, silver-gilt hilt) and Scabbard wood, velvet, silver-gilt). Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Similar to Olde english

Habit long e shako di fanteria di linea - fronte - 1806-1810

Replica French Infantry Uniform, including the shako, circa front view.Chako ( hight of a bottle of champain ;

L'equipaggiamento del soldato dal 1066 a oggi

L'equipaggiamento del soldato dal 1066 a oggi

Tschapka. Closely associated with Polish Lancers serving in Napoleon's Grande Armée

Closely associated with Polish Lancers serving in Napoleon's Grande Armée

Hussar of the French 8th Hussars ( 1804-1812 ) - Grand tenue ( full uniform ), Chef d'Escadron:  - Armchair General

Hussar of the French Hussars ( ) - Grand tenue ( full uniform ), Chef d'Escadron: - Armchair General

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