- Feb 2012
Camouflage is not a single state but a matter of degree. Uniforms designed to avoid attention begin to be used much earlier than 1915 and indeed, mirror the increasing effect of firearms on the battlefield. With the introduction of rifled weapons in service so does the idea that concealment is a good idea, although it began as a means of concealing units used for skirmishing rather than the rank and file of musket battalions. Thus in the history of uniforms we can see the trend emerging in the 1700's.