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Camouflage Cloth

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Camouflage cloth was developed during the twentieth century to make military personnel less visible to enemy forces. The word “camouflage” (from a French expression meaning “puffing smoke”) refers to a process of evading visual detection...

Military Style

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Uniforms are the sportswear of the twentieth century,” Diana Vreeland said once. Strolling through the streets of any cities in the world, one may add that military dress will be an important part of the twentieth-first-century look...

Camouflage on the Catwalk

Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot is a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Vermont. She has also published the following articles relating to this study of Victorian fashion accessories: The Beauty of Her Hands: The Glove and the Making of the Middle-Class Body, and Coiffing Vanity: A Study of the Manufacture, Design, and Meaning of the Celluloid Hairbrush in America, 1900-1930. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Camouflage Patterning and the World Wars Camouflage (or “camo”) did not start out as a pattern for clothing; rather, it was a way of disguising such large machinery as tanks, cannons, and ships, beginning in World War I. There was some...

Military Uniform and Lethal Targeting in International Law on Armed Conflict

Uniform : Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Military uniform, a customary obligation of international law of armed conflicts, visually divides the battlefield into bodies upon which lethal violence can be exercised and those against whom lethal violence cannot be deliberately used...