Fighting the Unseen: An Historical Overview of Camouflage Technology In Modern Warfare

Dominic Hyde

Personal camouflage is synonymous with modern soldiering, and camouflage patterns are found adorning all manner of military equipment. It has not always been so, however. In fact, the widespread modern adoption of camouflage is a relatively recent phenomenon, closely tied with the development of societies and military technology. Few examples of the use of camouflage survive in records of pre-industrial society. Concealing oneself to avoid being seen by one’s enemy was regarded as...
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