April 08, 2017

Reading & Referencing the Great War: World War One Soldiers’ Loadouts

Below is the basic clothing and equipment of five different major combatant powers from mid-WWI. These are an excellent reference for painting figures of the period. Click to enlarge each photo.

The Kit of a French Private Soldier in the Battle of Verdun, 1916

Equipment of a British Sergeant in the Battle of the Somme, 1916

Equipment of a German Private in the Battle of the Somme, 1916 

US Infantryman (Doughboy), arrival in France, 1917 

Equipment from the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death 

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