Winter 2015

Hiding in Plain Sight: WWI, WWII, and Surprising History of Camouflage

– Josh Kramer

From zebra-like patterns on military ships to using Hollywood-style effects to disguise California, World Wars I and II were the dawn of a new age of camouflage.

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Josh Kramer is a cartoonist and journalist. He self-publishes The Cartoon Picayune, an anthology of comics journalism, and his work can be found at

This story was created in partnership between The Wilson Quarterly and Narratively.