What Soldiers Carried Into Battle On D-Day PLUS 360˚ Views - Legion Magazine
While the weight of a soldier’s kit could vary—depending on the task—it was anything but light on D-Day. These two figures illustrate, in general terms, the varied and specialized uniform and equipment worn by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion airborne (left) and North Shore (N.B.) Regiment (right) amphibious assault troops. The weight of an average soldier’s kit could easily exceed 36 kilograms or 80 pounds.