World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques, Gordon L. Rottman .
This is a fascinating little on a subject which impacted on all
armies involved in the conflict, focusing on European and the Med war
zones (so no Japanese or jungle patterns) It’s a surprisingly
interesting read and a great resource for war gamers , model makers and
reenactors. Chapters include principles, materials used, individual
and vehicle camo and how gun positions were camouflaged . It looks at
what worked well and what methods didn’t and those which made things
worse! There are some fascinating sections on the techniques such as
the use of light and shadow, using natural materials and the difference
between cover and concealment. As you would expect from an Osprey book
it is lavishly illustrated with colour illustrations by the superb
Peter Dennis and filled with period black and white photos which really
bring the subject to life.
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