The Telegraph (a UK Paper) has published a fascinating picture look into the historic loadouts carried into combat from 1066 to now. Photographer Thom Atkinson embarked on a nine-month journey into “Britain’s mythological relationship with war:”
Atkinson says the project, which took him nine months, was an education. ‘I’ve never been a soldier. It’s difficult to look in on a subject like this and completely understand it. I wanted it to be about people. Watching everything unfold, I begin to feel that we really are the same creatures with the same fundamental needs.’
Click on any one of the pictures to be taken to the Telegraph’s website and the article. As the article muses, there are many parallels between gear from year’s past to today. Notebooks become iBooks and manually winded timepieces have morphed into solar digital watches.