west kent regiment

Soldier’s Kits

Telegraph did a story about “ Nations at war: What does a World War I soldier’s kit say about his country? ” by artist Thom Atkinson. In the article they talked about different equipment used by the nations involved in WWI.

Equipment of a British Sergeant in the Battle of the Somme, 1916, supplied by Nigel Bristow, The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Equipment of a German Private in the Battle of the Somme, 1916, collection provided by Paul Bristow, Croix de Guerre Living History Group

The kit of a French Private Soldier in the Battle of Verdun, 1916, collection provided by Paul Bristow, Croix de Guerre Living History Group

Equipment from the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death, supplied by Bruce Chopping, Ian Skinner and Laura Whitehouse of the 1914-21 Society

US Infantryman (Doughboy), arrival in France, 1917. Equipment provided by: Lee Martin, historical adviser, collector and living historian