Mike Hartigan

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An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in 1939. Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of WW1 memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infantryman would carry a pack known as a "valise" that contained more clothing and personal items. Officers wore the exact same uniform save for markings of their rank.

An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infant

Historic: The result of the photographers hard work is a collection of stunning pin-sharp images, celebrated in a new book to mark the 80th anniversary of the plane's maiden flight

New book captures the last Spitfire's in stunning air to air action. Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left.