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Fascinating Look At Soldiers’ Weaponry From 1066 to 2014

Ancient History | August 16, 2016

Photographer Thom Atkinson's "Soldiers Inventories" project offers us a fascinating look at what a soldier's material world is reduced to during times of war.

From the crude weaponry of the Battle of Hastings, to the high-tech military kit of modern warfare, this is what a soldier's kit looks like.

1066 Huscarl, Battle of Hastings

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1244 Mounted Knight, Siege of Jerusalem

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1415 Fighting Archer, Battle of Agincourt

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1485 Yorkist Man-at-Arms, Battle of Bosworth

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1588 Trainband Caliverman, Tilbury

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1645 New Model Army Musketeer, Battle of Naseby

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1709 Private Sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet

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1815 Private Soldier, Battle of Waterloo

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1854 Private Soldier, Rifle Brigade, Battle of Alma

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1916 Private Soldier, Battle of the Somme

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1944 Lance Corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem

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1982 Royal Marine Commando, Falklands conflict

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2014 Close-Support Sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province

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