If you were to look at the uniform of soldiers from the olden days, you'd be impressed by the vivid colours and flashy brass trimmings. Red, Blue, Yellow and White were greatly favoured for designing soldiers' uniforms. They look spectacular indeed but their resplendent uniforms made them very conspicuous and an easy target for the enemy. Soon man learned from nature. Many animals including Chameleons, Butterflies and other insects have skin which blend so well with their surroundings that they can hardly be made out. In the jungle, a Tigers yellow and brown stripes help him to merge with the brown tree trunks and yellow plants. Nowadays, soldiers' uniforms as well as war vehicles are camouflaged to make them invisible against the battlefield. On the battlefield, soldiers are dressed in greenish brown mottled uniforms and have sprigs of branches stuck to their helmets so that they can blend with their surroundings.
|A Soldier With Uniform|