Rucksack used by a member of 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, in the Falkland Islands, 1982
Rucksacks enable soldiers to carry the equipment and food they need. In the Falklands, a lack of vehicles forced soldiers to walk long distances with their packs of equipment and supplies weighing up to 54 kg (119 lb).
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