IN SCARLET AND BLUE: The Story of Military Uniforms by Dirk Gringhuis

IN SCARLET AND BLUE: The Story of Military Uniforms

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Always in demand and ever hard-to-find are pictures of American armed forces' dress. This small book fills part of a big gap with pictures and details on changing styles in uniforms from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. Some of the reasons why the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force are continually changing and adapting their official dress are given here. It is liberally illustrated with colored line drawings that (although necessarily small) are clear in detail. Of course, in a book of this size and at this price there are going to be any number of things lacking-- nurses' uniforms, the dress of WW II and present day female service personnel-- but for what it does cover, the book serves its purpose well.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1963
Publisher: Dial