The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.
The UK War Cabinet account has been created by the government's National Archives, and provides by-the-second updates on what's happening on the ground.
A look at the cutting-edge gear a soldier would likely be carrying storming the beach at Normandy in 1944.
A photo tour of Omaha and Utah beaches, and the Normandy American Cemetery, 70 years after D-Day.
Seven decades after the Invasion of Europe, little remains of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Instead, monuments to the bravery of Allied soldiers stand tall. Here's a photo tour of Omaha and Utah beaches and the American Cemetery at Normandy, 70 years after D-Day.
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Road Trip 2011: Omaha and Utah Beaches may be the most famous, but France's Normandy region is full of crucial World War II-era battlegrounds, batteries, and sites essential to the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany.
Road Trip 2011: In June, 1944, American, British, and Canadian forces invaded France. CNET takes in the incredible history.
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From fabric keyboards to kit that powers up when the soldier mounts up, Intelligent Textiles is one of the companies on the front line of wearable technology.