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Camouflage is any pattern that is used to either conceal something form observation or try to make it appear as something else. The word itself comes from the French word “camouflage,” meaning to disguise. Today, camouflage is used in a variety of settings, from the military to hunting to fashion.
While examples of camouflage had existed for sometime, the first widespread use of camouflage was by military forces was during World War I by the French army. The French hired artists, who became known as “camoufleurs,” to create the original camouflage patterns. The idea was quickly picked up by other nations as the war went on, including the United States military. By the time World War II came around, several different camouflage patterns had been developed for use by the American military. To this