Brasseys Book of Uniforms Tim Newark

ISBN: 9781857532432

Published: January 1st 1998

Hardcover

144 pages


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Brasseys Book of Uniforms  by  Tim Newark

Brasseys Book of Uniforms by Tim Newark
January 1st 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 144 pages | ISBN: 9781857532432 | 3.72 Mb

This follow-on from Brasseys Book of Camouflage describes the history of uniforms, from the barbarian armies of the past to the uniforms of today. The author uncovers the secret meaning of uniforms, explains their origin and design, and presentsMoreThis follow-on from Brasseys Book of Camouflage describes the history of uniforms, from the barbarian armies of the past to the uniforms of today. The author uncovers the secret meaning of uniforms, explains their origin and design, and presents some of the more extraordinary uniforms made.

Military uniforms represent the best and worst of mankind. Introduced as an attempt to civilize soldiers and make their presence acceptable to civilians, the very fabric of uniforms contain reference to a darker, barbaric past when warriors wore furs and features to frighten their victims. The Royal Hussars who parade before the Queen today are actually wearing a uniform based on clothes worn by medieval Serbian bandits notorious for their atrocities in the Balkans.



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