WWI US MILITARY UNIFORMS -
World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War and the War To End All Wars, was a global military conflict which took
place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918. Over 40 million casualties resulted, including approximately 20 million military and
civilian deaths. The immediate cause of the war was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the
Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary. The retaliation by Austria-Hungary against
Serbia activated a series of alliances that set off a chain reaction of war declarations. Within a month, much of Europe was in a state
of open warfare.
The American military uniforms of WWI provided the foundation for the development of the modern fighting uniforms. There were two
basic materials employed in the uniform: Cotton (summer) and wool (winter). The patches used on the uniforms were usually of very crude
This page is provides the visitor with a pictorial history of the US combat uniforms and its
evolution. The guide will help the enthusiast identify uniforms and determine their worth in
the current market. This information is provided as a service free of charge.
The items displayed here are for reference material only. They are not for sale. However, if you
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|| View the types of materials and colors for the uniforms.
||View the buttons employed in the uniforms.
||List of clothing tags used in the uniforms.
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