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barbucomedie: “ Assyrian Scale Armour dated between 800-600 BCE from Ardabil, Iran on display at the British Museum in London Assyrian soldiers wore copper alloy armour made in segments aligned like fish-scales. Holes allowed the scales to be laced...

barbucomedie: “ Assyrian Scale Armour dated between BCE from Ardabil, Iran on display at the British Museum in London Assyrian soldiers wore copper alloy armour made in segments aligned like fish-scales. Holes allowed the scales to be laced.

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 8183)   A Cromwell tank of 7th Armoured Division, Normandy, 30 July 1944.

The Bristish Army on the move. A Cromwell tank of Armoured Division, Normandy, 30 July

British troops in the desert wear make-shift sandshoes.

British troops in the desert wear make-shift sandshoes.

A British Field Gun Covered With Wheat To Conceal It From The Enemy

A British Field Gun Covered With Wheat To Conceal It From The Enemy

British Mark C “Hornet” Medium Tank

British Tanks of the Inter-war Decades - 1919 - British Medium Mk C Hornet

Two British soldiers carrying their rifles and equipment photographed in the snow at La Boisselle, December 1916.© IWM (Q 1708).

British soldiers carrying rifles & equipment photographed in the snow at La Boisselle, 1916

Lieutenant Rex Whistler (centre) & Cromwell tank crew, 1944. On the 5th July 1944, Rex wrote to his mother from Normandy, where his battalion was stationed: ‘I am writing in the evening glow, the light failing rapidly, so that I am not sure that I will have enough time to finish…Everything looks the picture of peace in the twilight and only the almost ceaseless gunfire contradicts.’ Whistler was killed in action on 18th July 1944.

Lieutenant Rex Whistler (centre) & Cromwell tank crew, On the July Rex wrote to his mother from Normandy, where his battalion was stationed ~ BFD

British Tanks of the Interwar Years - Infantry Tank Matilda Mk I

British Tanks of the Interwar Years - Infantry Tank Matilda Mk I

scrapironflotilla: “British reserves awaiting orders to move up to their new positions on the slopes of Cape Helles, 1915. ”

scrapironflotilla: “British reserves awaiting orders to move up to their new positions on the slopes of Cape Helles, ”

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