Unusual World War I Allied Camouflage

Camouflage is usually thought of as a means of avoiding detection in battle. The current camouflage pattern in today’s infantry uniform is suited to desert warfare. Similarly, the pattern of color and shapes of uniforms during the Vietnam War made soldiers difficult to detect in the heavy jungle vegetation.

Heads and caps to be put on camouflage dummies. Notice the variety of faces.

Heads and caps to be put on camouflage dummies. Notice the variety of faces.

Camouflage can also be used to attract enemy fire while keeping opposing soldiers safe. The Allies used these two examples in World War I. These clever examples are just a few of the many that were developed and used.

Cutout camouflage soldiers ready to attack.

Cutout camouflage soldiers ready to attack.

 

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