The Boer War (Men-at-Arms, Volume 62) by Christopher Wilkinson-Latham

By Christopher Wilkinson-Latham

This ebook examines the uniforms, gear, historical past and corporation of the armies that fought within the Boer struggle. each side are coated, and the campaigns summarised. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated detail.

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Com Waffen-SS cavalrymen in Russia during World War II, part of a brigade formed in August 1941, pictured wearing camouflage smocks. At the end of the war an American military report, authored by Francis S. Richardson, QMC Consultant, described the progress of Waffen-SS camouflage patterns. ‘As first conceived the printed design had sharp, distinct lines between colours,’ noted Richardson. ’ This tendency continued throughout the war until ‘this pattern was again modified so as to produce an even more blurred effect or blending from one colour to another’.

Com German Zeltbahn in oak leaf pattern. The Zeltbahn was a triangular waterproof sheet that could either be attached to other sheets to form a tent or used by itself as a poncho, wind break or stretcher. It was the very first item to be ordered in camouflage for the German Army in June 1930, and appeared the following year, reflecting the influence of the Italian Army’s camouflage tent. The first pattern chosen for the Zeltbahn was the Splitter motif consisting of jagged shapes overlaid by green broken lines or a ‘falling rain’ pattern that became the standard camouflage of the Wehrmacht.

With the end of World War I, the need for camouflage came abruptly to an end. It was very much viewed as a battlefield measure that had no place in armies devoted to the maintenance of peace. That said, the impact of camouflage patterns continued to intrigue artists and an American painter, H. Legard Towel, conducted experiments with fellow artists into the best forms of natural camouflage painted on loose-fitting clothing. In France, a detailed illustrated essay exploring the various applications of camouflage appeared in La Guerre Documentee, published in Paris around 1920.

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