PICS: how soldiers' kits have changed from 1066 CE to today

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  1. pontius pilot

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    i saw this in the daily mail and thought that some of you might enjoy it. :beer:



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    Items given to a 1066 soldier during the Battle of Hastings. The kit includes a kettle helmet (top left) a shield with a flat top (centre), a wooden bowl and cup, ceramic cup and a wooden spoon (top centre), leather boots (top right), battle dress (centre), chaine maille (right) and blue and yellow surcoat (centre). Weaponary seen at the bottom of this image includes a sword, a dagger, a crescent-shaped axe and a flanged mace



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    A kit for a fighting archer issued for the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. One tactic used during Agincourt was the planting of wooden stakes (bottom) to defend against cavalry. This meant soldiers had to carry these huge stakes with them. Other items in the kit include a wooden bowl, spoon and jug, a sword and clothing




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    A 1485 battle kit given to a Yorkist man-at-arms during the Battle of Bosworth. Kit included long boots, a hat, a helmet that protected the face, a cloak and a gauntlet (right). The armour shows how large panels were used to stop the soldier being hurt from the sides or when facing away from their opponent. Cutlery included a pewter spoon, silver handled knife, pewter goblet and a wooden bowl and plate (bottom left)



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    This 1588 kit includes a woollen jacket with a waistcoat over the top (top left), a petticoat that holds the trousers up (top left). Other items include a wool bag with playing cards and dice (centre left) and pouch, 20-bore caliver (bottom) and a money bag with gold coins (bottom right)



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    A 1645 kit used in the Battle of Naseby. It included a sword (bottom right), latchet shoes (top left), a red coat issued by the New Model Army (top right) and a Matchlock Musket (bottom centre)


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    A 1815 private soldier kit from the Battle of Waterloo. It shows a Belgic Shako as worn by a centre company soldier of the Coldstream Guards (centre). The kit also includes fingerless woollen gloves, a soldiers red short coat bearing the rank of Corporal (top right), linen shirts and under garments



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    A 1916 kit given to British soldier during the Battle of the Somme shows the simplicity of some of the equipment. Along with his gas mask a private would be issued with a spiked ‘trench club’ - almost identical to medieval weapons. Some of the more unusual items include puttees for binding trousers around lower legs (to the right of the boots), a tin of stewed apples (top right, second row), Oxo cubes next to the tin, a leather belt with leather pouches (centre) and a trench club (centre left)



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    A 1944 lance corporal kit from the Parachute Brigade during the Battle of Arnhem. The kit inlcudes a parachute harness with parachute, camouflage and a battledress jacket. Other items include a a aluminium mess tin, mug, water bottle and ration kit including tin of corn beef, boiled sweets and a block of chocolate



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    A kit issued this year to a Royal Engineer serving in Helmland Province. It includes a camera (centre left), Osprey body armour (top), warm weather hat, spare clothing, a shemagh - to soak up sweat (top right). Rations are included with 24 hours worth of food (centre). Other items include an iPad (bottom left) and cigarettes

    i hope you liked. i'm no lasertilt. :rofl:

    LINK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...-1066-Battle-Waterloo-1814.html#ixzz3B4zhQtLT
     
  2. StRyDeRxX

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    Dammit... you trying to take @LaserTilt 's job?? :cmon:
     
  3. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    No, you're better. That's cool to see all them and the changes over time. Awesome.
     
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    i thought the same thing. :jj:

    he's much better at it than i. :rofl:
     
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  5. pontius pilot

    pontius pilot #TeahmGandhiStarver VIP

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    you're scholar and a gent. :hat:
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Well since I have been locked into the no holds barrred room and ball-gagged, someone has to take over.
     
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    Very cool!
     
  8. pontius pilot

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    how tragic that in wwi the soldiers were again being issued spiked maces after centuries had passed. :sad:
     
  9. LaserT

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    Just going over the pics now again. So much stuff to look at and compare. Yeah, I just noticed the mace. Amazing they used it then.
     
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    I like the checker set in the 1815 kit
     
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    I freaking love these threads
     
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    from WWII

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    The French soldier's kit.
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    Lannister?
     
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    worse. a yorkist. :pissed:

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    great thread
     
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    I love to see cool shit like this!
     
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    Really nice thread. Went through each picture, very fascinating stuff. :)