Can You Match the Army Uniform with the War?

By: Olivia C
Image: Jose Fernando Ogura/Curitiba/Brazil / Moment / Getty Images

About This Quiz

Ah, war. Like that '80s song said, "War, war is stupid." But what could we do? We have so many kinds of wars happening for so many types of reasons that we could probably make a very long list of these wars. And warring is also part and parcel of human existence. Wars were always there, be they big official ones and even the small personal ones. War will always be part of our existence in these aspects.

But setting aside the negative aspects of war, we also have to commend the brave men and women who volunteered, got drafted, and went to serve in a war for their country's honor and glory. We owe them a debt of gratitude for preserving what needs to be preserved, defending what needs to be defended and fighting for what needs to be fought for. For their services, we are forever grateful.

And to look at an interesting aspect of war, how about taking a walk down historical memory lanes by looking at the various uniforms that warring armies have worn over the centuries? In this quiz, we're covering mostly the US Army's look, but we also inserted a few famous international ones here. 

Ready to take a peek? Go ahead and charge!

This is what the Civil War uniforms of the Union looked like. It's really simple.

The British Army were nicknamed the redcoats during the American Revolutionary War. That's because of what they wore.

This is what the typical Army soldier wore during the Vietnam War. The green blended well with the very tropical setting of this war.

World War II happened in various areas of the world. This uniform was fit for the weather in the European theater.

This is technically called the Desert Battle Dress Uniform. It was used during the Persian Gulf War.

The Vietnam War is perhaps the most filmed and most televised of recent wars, mainly because of U.S. involvement and Hollywood's fascination for it. So they also featured this duck hunter camouflage in the shows.

The American Civil war had the northern states and southern states fighting each other. The southern Confederate states wore this uniform.

The German Nazi SS soldiers wore this all black uniform during World War II. Allied forces won't forget how this looks.

The War of 1812 saw US Army soldiers wearing this somewhat elaborately designed uniform. Yes, the head gear gives them off.

World War II also took place in the Pacific. That's why this uniform was tailor-fit for the tropical weather there.

Hello Girls were U.S. women who had jobs as communications and telephone operators during World War I. They wore this uniform when on duty.

Officers during the American Revolutionary War wore this kind of elaborate uniform. It looked good on George Washington, didn't it?

World War II saw the introduction of the paratrooper in the US Army. They wore this uniform to fit that specific task.

The Napoleonic Wars saw the riding French Dragoons wearing this uniform. They were mounted and armed.

Cavalry soldiers with neckerchiefs were distinguishable during the Spanish-American War. That was a good addition to their uniform.

Italy's Blackshirts, who also fought during World War II, were named as such because of their predominantly black uniforms. Their official name, though, is Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale.

This woodland camouflage became the standard for the U.S. Army for many years. It was seen used in the U.S. Invasion of Panama during the late '80s.

The Rough Rider uniforms were worn by the Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. Theodore Roosevelt led the charge!

The Vietnam War was long and protracted, therefore there were chances of redesigning certain uniforms. This tiger stripe camouflage was used there, but the design didn't really fly.

The Spanish-American War also took some time to unfold. That's why there were several uniform changes throughout its run.

US Pacific female personnel uniform also adapted to the needs of the area. World War II saw more use of cotton anklet socks instead of stockings for women, since it's hot there.

Since Korea is in northern Asia, U.S. soldiers had to prepare for wintertime there. That's why they were also provided with overcoats to wear atop their usual olive drab uniform.

It's technically called the M44 Wool Field Jacket. But World War II officers also referred to it as the Eisenhower Jacket.

Aside from fighting during the War of 1812, these brown-clad men from Indiana also fought during the Battle of Tippecanoe, a year before that other war. Very active!

The Iraq War started in 2003. The U.S. Army had to adjust to desert-like situations, and applied those to uniform design.

This sky blue jacket and trousers uniform was used by soldiers during the Mexican-American War. That one started in 1846 and lasted for two years.

The Boxer Rebellion actually took place in China. It was an uprising against western colonialism, hence the U.S. was found on the other side of that fight fence.

The U.S. Women’s Army Corps finally saw some action during World War II. Their uniforms were similar in a way with the men's uniforms, with the obvious exception of the skirt.

This MultiCam pattern was heavily used by the U.S. Army during the early onset of Operation Enduring Freedom. That means the War in Afghanistan, which was greenlighted after the 9/11 attacks, and it was in search of Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda group.

World War I saw the U.S. participate in this largely European war at first. It started in 1914.

The American Revolutionary War began in 1775. It was fought to gain freedom for the land to be known as America.

This is what the Mississippi Militia Creek Campaign wore during the Creek War. That one took place around 1814.

This is what the French infantry wore for their greatcoat during the Napoleonic Wars. It's like a huge overcoat to cover them from cold.

The Soviet Union was actually part of the Allies during World War II. They were prepared for winter battles with this uniform.

Native Americans in Florida known as Seminole engaged in war with the U.S. Army. It lasted for three different war times.

World War II saw a lot of action from the Soviet female soldiers. They were great snipers!

The Japanese were the enemy during World War II's Pacific Theater. Those rifles with bayonets were such a nightmare back then.

This simply designed desert night camouflage didn't work so well during the Persian Gulf War. It was supposed to be effective for night vision non-detection, but it reportedly failed miserably in that department.

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