Early in the war soldiers realized the need for local camouflage adaptation. Foliage was commonly held with various equipment straps and wire.

Left: Multiple Segment Tent; Right: Luftwaffe field division in training. The zeltbahn is being used as a rainproof poncho.

Though the veil is commonly miscontrued as sniper equiment, it was issued to all types of SS close combat ground forces.

Looking at the language of camouflage – the phenomenon of hiding from sight to gain sight.

Interesting to see that the differences in the German SS uniforms are dependant on season, weather and purpose. Also, I’m pretty sure the uniforms for the French, English, American, Japanese and all other nations are different in camouflage design. The French and the Germans would’ve fought in very similar geographic conditions, what had determined the differences in design? I’d love to find out more about how each nations’ camouflage pattern designer interpreted the colour of season differently.

What are current military camouflage based on? Who designs them?