History of British Military Uniforms

The color red was the standard color by the first permanent regiment of the British Army, the Yeoman of the Guard, the Beefeaters, during the reign of Henry VIII passed. In 1645 the color was adopted when the first permanent army was raised. Red was not used to hide the blood stains. Rather, each army has certain colors than their national colors. French soldiers more likely to wear blue, Russians wore green, the British wore red.

With the infantry with a luminousred color, were crossbelts white and shiny brass, they are not easier to achieve goals? But in the 1860's tactics were very different from those used today. Before 1866 were British Longarm muzzle-loading weapons. To load these weapons to a soldier in need:

1) sustained load a cargo of gunpowder and ball down into the muzzle.

Received 2), very close to the enemy to beat them, because of the inaccuracy of the musket.

3) are closely related to VolleyballFire.

It was a lot of bullets, which count, not camouflage.

By 1867, however, were war and the times are changing. With the advent of the closure load guns to the British army in 1866, the
Quality of small arms has changed considerably. Faster rates of fire,
a much more accurate weapon that could be loaded into the prone position, sat down slowly in the tactical doctrine of the Army change. The change in tactics was not as fast as he could have been becauseduring the last half of the 1800s, the British army not to fight a modern army equipped similarly. In essence, the tactics were those that make sense with the older type of firearms, yet to develop the tactics to take advantage of the newer weapons.

It was surprising that recently, the lessons of the new weapons
shown in the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), which is not absorbed by the British. Although most European nations had observers on both sides,Lessons learned have, would have been dismissed because it was felt that this war was an isolated case of a geography determined differently than all of Europe. In addition, it was considered an "unseemly brawl between undisciplined armies."

It was not until late in the 1800s that a khaki uniform was issued to recognize the British army, finally, that drab colored camouflage uniforms, improved in response to precise, fast firing weapons with smokeless gunpowder. Again tactics satResidue and it was the carnage of World War I to convince the authorities that there is an obligation to provide coverage of, and remain hidden, to find standing in battle formation, in contrast to.

Women's Uniform

Women of the crew had a uniform, but less legitimate one, that the class structure and social order of the time of exposure. The wives of the men in the ranks wore a simple cotton dress with apron and a hair part called "frost." Her shoes were plain leather made commonthe period. It was worn in sharp contrast to the more ornate dress of the wife of an officer, in accordance with its status as a citizen of the upper class.

Similarly, the civilians had to bear by the army in 1867, employed their own kind of clothes that determines their role within the army. The teacher wore a black knee-length coat, while the teacher a skirt, blouse and jacket cut, worn in a style known as "Zouave" jacket, similar to the uniforms of the "Zouave" units contributedserved in the American Civil War.

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