Can You Match the Army Uniform with the War?


By: Olivia C

6 Min Quiz

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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!

In which recent war did this U.S. Army "chocolate chip camouflage" got a lot of wear time?

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


This Rough Rider uniform was worn by U.S. fighters during which war?

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


This is what U.S. soldiers typically wore during another Asian war. Which one is it?

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.


This is called the Eisenhower Jacket, worn by Army officers during which war?

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


Perhaps this European enemy army uniform is the most well-filmed as well, since this is from which war?

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


This olive drab army uniform is perhaps the most well-filmed and most televised since it's from this U.S.-involved war. What war is it?

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


The Union soldiers wore this blue uniform in which war?

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


This sky blue ensemble was worn by U.S. soldiers during which war?

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.


This cavalry soldier uniform with the trademark neckerchiefs was seen in which war?

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


In the Pacific theater of this war, this herringbone twill fatigue was worn by the U.S. Army. Which war was this?

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


In which war did U.S. army soldiers wear this blue coatee with a shako headgear?

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


In the European theater of this war, U.S. army soldiers wore this M1941 field jacket. Which war was this?

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


This is the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn by the U.S. Army during which war?

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


This Italian Blackshirts uniform was also seen during which multinational war?

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.


Soviet women wore this gear when doing sniper duty during which war?

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


This is what the Continental Army typically wore during which historic war?

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


This gray uniform was worn by Confederate soldiers in what war?

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


The Women's Army Corps wore this during which war?

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 is what a U.S. officer such as George Washington wore in which war?

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


This was the typical U.S. Army uniform when it entered this huge war. What was it?

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


The so-called Hello Girls of this war donned this Norfolk-style navy blue uniform. Which war was this?

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.


This short-lived Special Forces tiger stripe camouflage was seen in which war?

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 Soviet Army wore this winter protection uniform during which war?

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


This U.S. woodland camouflage of the '80s was very visible during which military operation?

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.


Women who were part of the U.S. Army's Pacific personnel wore this service uniform during which war?

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.


The enemy army soldiers wore this red coat uniform in which war?

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


This discontinued Desert Night Camouflage was briefly used during which U.S. operation?

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.


The Japanese Imperial Army wore these uniforms during which war?

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


This is called the MultiCam pattern, used in which operation by U.S. soldiers?

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.


U.S. Special Forces Soldiers wore this duck hunter camouflage in which 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 new U.S. paratroopers of this war wore this jump jacket uniform. Which war was this?

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


The mounted French Dragoon wore this green-dominated uniform in which war?

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


This is what some Mississippi Militia fighters wore in which war?

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


These Indiana Rangers' brown uniform was very visible during which battle?

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!


This blue uniform was worn by U.S. soldiers during the early part of which war?

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


This was worn by U.S. Army soldiers in which Florida-focused war?

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


This khaki uniform was later utilized by the U.S. Army during which uprising?

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.


This French infantry greatcoat was heavily used in which war?

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.


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