Dan Snow is speed-dressed with a 1914 British Infantryman’s kit as used at the Western Front. Various items of uniform and equipment are labelled, along with occasional notes about their use. These include helmets, leather jerkins, goatskin garments and webbing. Other elements of WW1 kit, including rifles and puttees, are shown in more detail.

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World War One Centenary

Could be used to show students the different parts of a soldier’s kit in WW1. Discuss why items such as puttees, gas mask, trench tool, field dressings and helmet were included, and discuss what we can learn from them about life in the trenches.