World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Peter Dennis

This 64 page paperback book is number 192 in the Elite series of books available from Osprey Publishing.

This book explains and illustrates the actual materials and techniques adopted (both successfully and unsuccessfully) by tactical units – I.e. the concealment of personnel, weapons, equipment, field positions, and movement by infantry riflemen and weapons crews, artillerymen, and vehicle crews. It covers all areas and seasons in the European and Mediterranean theaters of operations, for the US, British, German, and Soviet armies. It includes camouflage of the person, personal equipment, and weapons; natural materials and “expedient” techniques; issued camouflage materials such as nets, ponchos, etc.; the principles of camouflaging equipment and vehicles, of positioning and terrain integration, the effects of light and shadow, and the use of decoy and dummy positions. Featuring meticulous full-color artwork and specially selected period photographs, this absorbing study casts new light on the camouflaging techniques developed by the major armies of World War II on a host of European battlefields.

The contents of this book are;

  • Introduction
  • The Principles of Camouflage
  • Camouflage Materials
  • Individual Camouflage
  • Vehicle Camouflage
  • Camouflaging Gun Positions
  • Miscellanea
  • Conclusions
  • Further Reading
  • Index

This short book contains full color artwork illustrating various camouflage patterns, and numerous black and white photographs of different camouflage patterns on the battlefield. This excellent book is a definitive reference source for the historian, wargamer, modeler or diorama builder who wants to add more realism to his figures, vehicles or gun positions.

This Elite Series book is available from Osprey Publishing.

MSRP Paperback US $18.95

eBook ePub $15.16

eBook PDF  $15.16