Do you know what brought on the camouflage uniform as we know it? Yes, colors have always been used to help conceal a solider on the battle field, but the patterns and shapes as we use them today weren’t in use until around WWI.
Kyle Murao of Quora writes about the interesting history of camouflage patterns and obscuring weapons, vehicles and soldiers. Once the range finder became common equipment, and weapon range continued to increase, the need to obscure your location became more important.
Around this same time the Cubism artistic movement demonstrated that painting a subject with various pieces can help break up a shape. Understanding how to confuse this new technology with various shapes kick-started camo patterns that have evolved to what we use today.
Click here to read the complete story and see more photos of early camouflage.
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