Photography of military kits dating back to the 1100s

UK-based photographer Thom Atkinson’s series Soldiers’ Inventories is an incredibly extensive photographic survey of the military kits carried by British soldiers from 1066 to 2014. Atkinson enlisted the help of reenactment groups, collectors, historians, and serving soldiers in order to assemble the components of each inventory. With each kit marking a landmark battle in the last millennium, the series is an eye-opening look at what a soldier’s material world is reduced to during times of war.

Atkinson’s project shows the remarkable similarities and differences between military kits separated by decades and even centuries. Check out these beautiful images to know more. Image Credit: More info: Via: Thom Atkinson’s website | Via : [Laughing Squid], [The Telegraph] | Via : mymodernmet

Huscarl, Battle of Hastings, 1066

Lance Corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem, 1944

Above: Private Soldier, Battle of the Somme, 1916

Trained Band Caliverman, Tilbury, 1588

Private Sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet, 1709

New Model Army Musketeer, Battle of Naseby, 1645

Royal Marine Commando, Falklands Conflict, 1982

Private Soldier, Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Fighting Archer, Battle of Agincourt, 1415

Yorkist Man at Arms, Battle of Bosworth, 1485

Trained Band Caliverman, Tilbury, 1588