Evolution of Military Weapons since Battle of Hastings in Year 1066

Amazing talents and creativity of men have been used in inventing new weapons of killing other humans. See the evolution of weapons from 1066 to 2014 created to maim and kill millions of casualties in wars.

Photographer Thom Atkinson explores a soldier’s kit from the crude weaponry and armor of the Battle of Hastings, to the high-tech military kit of modern warfare.

The results of his project called “Soldiers Inventories” offer us an absolutely fascinating look at what a soldier’s material world is reduced to during times of war, spanning nearly 1000 years.

1066 Huscarl, Battle of Hastings

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1244 Mounted Knight, Siege of Jerusalem

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1415 Fighting Archer, Battle of Agincourt

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1485 Yorkist Man-at-Arms, Battle of Bosworth

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1588 Trainband Caliverman, Tilbury

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1645 New Model Army Musketeer, Battle of Naseby

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1709 Private Sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet

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1815 Private Soldier, Battle of Waterloo

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1854 Private Soldier, Rifle Brigade, Battle of Alma

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1916 Private Soldier, Battle of the Somme

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1944 Lance Corporal, Parachute Brigade, Battle of Arnhem

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1982 Royal Marine Commando, Falklands conflict

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2014 Close-Support Sapper, Royal Engineers, Helmand Province

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via The Telegraph

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