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It's a girl's life in the Army! Portraits from the Afghan frontline show how female troops are winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan

Captain Alice Homer is an officer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She has just spent six months running a small section of soldiers in Camp Bastion

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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.

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British soldier with fixed bayonet, First World War, 1914-1918.

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"Goodbye Old Man" by Fortunino Matania. (December 1st, 1917 – Fins, Nord-du-Calais, France -WWI)

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On display after 200 years: Rare Royal Navy uniform worn by survivor of Battle of Trafalgar (found in a plastic bag in the attic)

Rare: The blue and cream Navy uniform worn by Trafalgar survivor William Hicks is said to be the only one of its kind in existence

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Women's Land Army Uniform: brown brogues, wool socks, brown corduroy breeches, fawn shirt, green v-neck wool jumper, green tie and felt hat

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