Things they carried: Thom Atkinson's 'Soldiers' Inventories' 
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Things they carried: Thom Atkinson's 'Soldiers' Inventories' 

Huscarl, Battle of Hastings, 1066. Photo by Thom Atkinson

'What's in your bag?' is a question we ask a lot of photographers, because, well, we're nosy that way. Asking the very same question, photographer Thom Atkinson posed it (figuratively) to centuries of British soldiers. He's assembled what would have been the belongings and clothing of a dozen combatants, ranging from medieval to modern-day soldiers. It's a fascinating look through history. 

Take a look at his work and learn how it all came together in our Q&A.