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  • German WWII Camouflage History
    November 30, 2020 David Burnell

    German WWII Camouflage History

    German World War II camouflage patterns formed a family of disruptively patterned military camouflage designs for clothing, used and in the main designed during the Second World War. The first pattern, Splittertarnmuster ("splinter camouflage pattern"), was designed in 1931 and...

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  • Museum Notebook: Spying or fighting
    May 18, 2020 David Burnell

    Museum Notebook: Spying or fighting

    Article from the New Zealand Herald  Museum Notebook: Hunting, spying on or fighting an enemy From flecktarn to woodland to DPM, camouflage is everywhere ... if you can see it. Camouflage is the perfect solution for being in a situation...

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  • Ghillie Suit History
    March 24, 2020 David Burnell

    Ghillie Suit History

    A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble the background environment such as foliage, snow or sand. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of burlap (hessian), cloth, or twine, sometimes...

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  • The Beginning of Camouflage
    March 24, 2020 David Burnell

    The Beginning of Camouflage

    In ancient Greece, Aristotle (384–322 BC) commented on the color-changing abilities, both for camouflage and for signaling, of cephalopods including the octopus, in his Historia animalium: The octopus ... seeks its prey by so changing its color as to render...

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  • Camouflage Defined
    March 24, 2020 David Burnell

    Camouflage Defined

    Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see (crypsis), or by disguising them as something else (mimesis). Examples include the leopard's spotted coat, the battledress...

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  • Movement
    March 24, 2020 David Burnell

    Movement

    p>While patterns can provide more effective crypsis than solid color when the camouflaged object is stationary, any pattern, particularly one with high contrast, stands out when the object is moving. Jungle camouflage uniforms were issued during the Second World War, but both the British...

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  • Camouflage Principles
    March 24, 2020 David Burnell

    Camouflage Principles

    Military camouflage is part of the art of military deception. The main objective of military camouflage is to deceive the enemy as to the presence, position and intentions of military formations. Camouflage techniques include concealment, disguise, and dummies, applied to troops,...

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  • Camouflage History
    March 24, 2020 David Burnell

    Camouflage History

    Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. In practice, this means applying color and materials to military equipment of all kinds, including vehicles, ships, aircraft, gun positions and battledress, either to conceal...

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