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Redcoats

February 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Being a fan of Sharpe, I’ve long wondered why the standard British Army uniform was a ‘redcoat’ – surely the bright colour made the soldiers into obvious targets? I finally discovered the truth behind this (oddly, via a Metafilter comment about the F-22 fighter):
From the modern perspective, the retention of a highly conspicuous colour such [...]

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