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Camouflage was first recognised as a modern military science early in WW1 with the emergence of the French camoufleurs, a unit comprising of professional artists, painters, designers and architects etc. That said, the concealment of one's military assets goes back to time immemorial. Shakespeare even referred to it in "Macbeth".

 

The army, led by Malcolm, gathers near Dunsinane. He orders each man to cut down a branch from the nearby forest, Birnam Wood, to use as camouflage, and heads towards Macbeth's castle.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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HERE IS A PIC OF A GLIDERMAN OF THE 188TH INF REGT, GUY ON THE LEFT IS MY DAD MAN IN MIDDLE( FATHER'S FRIEND) HAS CAMO PANTS, NATIVE HELPER TO THE RIGHT NOTE HBT'S WITH 11TH ABN PATCH. DAD TOLD ME HE WAS A SOUGHT OF A SERVANT IN THE CAMP, ( MAYBE MASCOTT). I CANNOT FIND ANY OTHER PIC'S OF GLIDERMEN WEARING CAMO.post-11207-1292600395.jpg


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The infamous frog pattern HBTs as worn for a short period in the ETO by the 2nd Armored Div's infantry.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The first MODERN use of a camouflage uniform in the US Army that I known of would probably be the Civil War Berdan's sharpshooter's green coats and dull black buttons. However, in the 1908-1012 period the Army did consider adopting a reversable green to brown uniform, but it was too expensive for their puny budget.

 

The first non-custom PATTERN I know of in somewhat regular use looks like paints drips and was adopted by the French in ww1 in 1918. The war ended before they were able to mass issue it.

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The adoption of "khaki" as a universal camouflage colour was actually pioneered by the British Army in the mid-1800s during the days of the Indian Empire. The traditional white tropical uniforms were a liability in the dry, dusty Indian landscape. Consequently, the men took to dying them with tea or mud ( khaki is an Urdu word meaning "dust") to better blend in with their surroundings. Thereafter, the now familiar greenish/brown shade was adopted as the standard colour for service dress and its usage was copied by other armies worldwide. OD in US parlance is effectively khaki, whereas khaki in US parlance is a light tan shade.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Sure a blessing to have all you professional teachers on this Forum- highly informative! :thumbsup:


Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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What about during the American Revolution with the Rangers , Green Mountain Boys and others?

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Sure a blessing to have all you professional teachers on this Forum- highly informative! :thumbsup:

 

 

Hi 'flage. How about submitting a 2000 word dissertation along the lines of "I like camouflage because..." before the end of the week? You can post it here! It'll be sympathetically graded. ;)

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Masters of the art.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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How about the Berdan Sharpshooters from the Uniion side of the Civil War. Didn't they dress in green?


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Today in class, we got onto the topic of how long camouflage has been used for combatants. So I would like to see pictures of soldiers wearing camouflage in the field. Here are a few to get the ball rolling.

 

Lime-green ERDL Camouflage with ARVN camo pattern jungle hat, Echo Company Recon, 3-7th Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade, 1969.

 

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Always looking for 199th Infantry Brigade "Redcatcher" Items.



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Hi 'flage. How about submitting a 2000 word dissertation along the lines of "I like camouflage because..." before the end of the week? You can post it here! It'll be sympathetically graded. ;)

 

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Hey there, Ian... :pinch: ..uh, I mean Teacher-

 

With all due respect, Sir, there are 2 reasons I can't carry out this request:

 

a) The deck is unfairly stacked in my favor, due to you guys...ah, that is, the Honorable Instructors holding highly partisan views favorable to sufferers of 'flage fetishes (you just admitted it B)) - thereby rendering objective grading impossible.

 

b)An honest written self-analysis of the aforementioned disturbance presented by myself would very likely (correctly) be deciphered as the simple ramblings of a madman, which would bring about my being contacted by other hobbyists whose collecting interest is gathering loony-tunes...I mean, imbalanced citizens and putting them in very small rooms with soft walls...ending feedom as I know it.

 

I know this will earn me a trip to the Principal's office, but....aah, what the heck...


Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Hey there, Ian... :pinch: ..uh, I mean Teacher-

 

With all due respect, Sir, there are 2 reasons I can't carry out this request:

 

a) The deck is unfairly stacked in my favor, due to you guys...ah, that is, the Honorable Instructors holding highly partisan views favorable to sufferers of 'flage fetishes (you just admitted it B)) - thereby rendering objective grading impossible.

 

b)An honest written self-analysis of the aforementioned disturbance presented by myself would very likely (correctly) be deciphered as the simple ramblings of a madman, which would bring about my being contacted by other hobbyists whose collecting interest is gathering loony-tunes...I mean, imbalanced citizens and putting them in very small rooms with soft walls...ending feedom as I know it.

 

I know this will earn me a trip to the Principal's office, but....aah, what the heck...

 

 

'Flage...your analysis/ "get out clause" above is a work of literary merit in its own right. (BTW...have you ever considered a career in politics?! ) It gets a definite A++ from me....well done!

 

Ian ;)


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Not forgetting this classic image...the elusive camo M-42 jumpsuit!

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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'Flage...your analysis/ "get out clause" above is a work of literary merit in its own right. (BTW...have you ever considered a career in politics?! ) It gets a definite A++ from me....well done!

 

Ian ;)

 

Much obliged, friend :) Though I must confess some plagiarism in the "nuthouse" line; inspired by the prolific literature of the eminent Dr. Bert Fegg (if you are familiar with Monty Python, I need not elaborate :lol: ) As for politics (evidently you recognize a good windbag when you hear one), ehh...I have a big enough fight staying reasonably uncorrupt in the civilian world :lol:

 

And thanks for putting up the Airborne Flamethrower Guy; dang it, I had a good lot of period photos of G.I.s using camo in the field, but lost 'em when our old computer got sick :crybaby:


Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Much obliged, friend :) Though I must confess some plagiarism in the "nuthouse" line; inspired by the prolific literature of the eminent Dr. Bert Fegg (if you are familiar with Monty Python, I need not elaborate :lol: ) As for politics (evidently you recognize a good windbag when you hear one), ehh...I have a big enough fight staying reasonably uncorrupt in the civilian world :lol:

 

And thanks for putting up the Airborne Flamethrower Guy; dang it, I had a good lot of period photos of G.I.s using camo in the field, but lost 'em when our old computer got sick :crybaby:

 

 

Hi 'flage. Monty Python? Or as you would say...Monty Pie-thon. You're talking to a Brit who was "there at the birth", so to speak. Been a lifelong fan..read the books...seen the movies...got the tee-shirt etc..etc. And now for something completely different....more camouflage!?

 

Ian :lol:


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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black metal corpse paint :)

 

 

Errr...come again?!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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the black & white face paint of the soldier with the flamethrower reminds me of the corpse paint used by some black metal musicians.

 

haven't seen this in any other picture done this way


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