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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…

A British Soldier by Raymond Desvarreux. Date painted: 1916.

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

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The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

German troops wearing gas masks and throwing hand grenades, 23 Apr 1916. || The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Entering No Man’s Land during the Battle of the Somme, 1916


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.

Tirailleur Sénégalais with a French kid. Somme, 1916.

London, 1916 - the war gave women a rare chance to show their equal worth in highly responsible jobs such as guard seen here. As soon as the war finished these jobs became for "men only" once more ~

A British recruitment poster urging women to work in the munitions factories as part of Britain's homefront during World War I, circa 1916. (Photo by Hulton Archive)