Bright Colours

Some articles on bright colours, colours:

Military Uniform - History - The End of Bright Colours
... Retained however were the extremely large number of colours appearing on collars, cuffs and shoulder straps to distinguish the various regiments ... However by 1914 drab colours were increasingly being adopted for active service and ordinary duty wear ... much more elaborate and colourful styles, and were experimenting with a mix of khaki and bright colours when war broke out in 1914 ...

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