Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Short Primer on Camouflage
Anti-military types at MoveOn.com were humiliated by their inability to tell British from American troops in their latest online ad (now removed), and they compounded their ignorance with a clumsy attempt to cover up their mistake with a photoshoped re-do. Didn't work. James Taranto at OpinionJournal busted them, as did Kevin Aylward at Wizbang, GOP and the City, and Michelle Malkin, et al.
Above and to the left are samples of British all purpose and desert camo. The essential element in Brit camo is messy arc-like daubs of color. This basic form is copied in lots of former Brit colonies. Below and to the right is American three color desert camo.
It's influence was German camouflage at the end of WWII called Leibermuster. See the difference? It's pretty freakin' obvious.
I can see someone who does not know anything about the military and the various uniforms mistaking Brit troops for American; I mean, camo is camo. Who would know the difference? What I can't understand is trying to cover it up. Did they think we wouldn't notice the difference after they put long pants on the shorts wearing soldier in the photo?
You answer your own question before it is even asked:
"I can see someone who does not know anything about the military and the various uniforms mistaking Brit troops for American...."
But don't forget how much they "Care about the troops™". I mean, really, don't you dare forget.
(Sorry, I got so wrapped up in the mindset that I started channeling. That's a leftist thing, right?)
If you have Zombyboy/David J's email, you might want to try that too.