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Tommy's Kit

Tommy's Kit

Discover what was in the kit issued to a British Tommy in 1945.

A step by step look at the basic kit needed to fight on the front line in the Second World War.

Learn how to avoid trench foot, what piece of equipment 'The Housewife' was and what was inside the emergency ration tin.

This is part of a series of video clips which will be posted each day this week. Look out for the others which tell you about the uniform they wore, the weapons they used and finally the glorious arrival of VE Day when the German's surrended and there was victory in Europe.

Last updated on 07 May 2020