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packconfig: 1916 private soldier, Battle of the Somme A photographer, Thom Atkinson, has documented 13 military kits in a series called ‘Soldiers Inventories’. I’ve picked a few to share with you guys over a couple of posts so they can be enjoyed individually, in all their glory. It will also show which are the most popular kits. By its very nature, war requires a soldier to be prepared for every possible eventuality. The sheer amount of gear that is demanded by this level of preparedness…

AP PHOTOS: A photographic look back at World War I

n this 1916 file photo, Australian artillery soldiers operate a large caliber gun at the Somme front, in France during World War One.

14 Striking Photos Of Women At Work During The First World War

I'm wondering how much money you have to have to dress like the woman on the right - or whether she just didn't expect to get dirty nurses)

The teenage soldiers of World War One

St John Battersby 16, when he was severely wounded at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. Like all of the teenaged officers, Lieutenant St John Battersby had responsibilities far beyond his years, as his son, Anthony, recalls: St John Battersby was first stationed near Serre in the Somme region "There's my dad, 16-years-old, really in the war. He is responsible for 30-odd men and his decisions may result in them dying or not dying. This was it."

Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I

French Artillery soldiers are shown at the entrance of their shelter on the Western Front. Rare WWI color photograph made with an Autochrome Lumière technique.

Walter Tull, (1888-1918), was a British professional footballer. - In WW1 he fought in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.- He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 30 May 1917 . - Tull fought in Italy in 1917–18, and was Mentioned in Despatches for "gallantry and coolness" while leading his company of 26 men on a raiding party into enemy territory. - Returning to France in 1918, he was killed in action on March 25 during the Spring Offensive. His body was never recovered.

In their own words: The unpublished photos and letters from the frontline on the 90th anniversary of the Armistice