Camouflage at War (Hardcover)

An Illustrated Guide from 1914 to the Present Day

By Martin J. Dougherty

Chartwell Books, 9780785835097, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

List Price: 17.99*
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Camouflage at War explores military uniforms, vehicles, and buildings from World War I to present day, and how they've evolved to hide troops from the enemy.

From a dummy tank in North Africa in World War II, to the different uniforms of Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front soldiers, to zebra-striped dazzle ships in the north Atlantic, to today’s digital pixelated pattern uniforms used by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, Camouflage at War is a wide reaching examination of the developments and wrong turns in military camouflage around the world.

From uniforms to tanks, from ships to aircraft, and even camouflage for buildings buildings, Camouflage at War is an expert account of how different countries have sought to hide their forces in plain view for the past century. Packed with 200 color and black and white photographs and color artworks, this collection is a fascinating exploration of how warfare has changed over the last hundred years.

About the Author

Martin J. Dougherty is a former defence analyst who has published many books on modern warfare, military vehicles and weaponry. He has spoken at numerous defence industry conferences, presenting papers on precision-guided weapons and the countermeasures used to defend against them. He is author of many books including Land Combat, Drones, Tanks of World War II, Modern Air-Launched Weapons, Warships and Modern Weapons: Compared and Contrasted.