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What Soldiers Carried Into Battle On D-Day PLUS 360˚ Views

While the weight of a soldier’s kit could vary—depending on the task—it was anything but light on D-Day.

[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]

PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION

These two figures illustrate, in general terms, the varied and specialized uniform and equipment worn by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion airborne (above) and North Shore (N.B.) Regiment (below) amphibious assault troops. The weight of an average soldier’s kit could easily exceed 36 kilograms or 80 pounds.

[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]

PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION

Here are 360˚ views of the varied and specialized uniform and equipment worn by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion airborne and North Shore (N.B.) Regiment amphibious assault troops.

[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]

PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION
[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]

PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION

 

 

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