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1915 WWI Vintage Photo: Captured Turk Sniper Disguised as a Tree (Early Camouflage)
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Posted on 06/24/2013 7:16:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

WWI - Captured Turkish sniper disguised as a tree

From ’The Great War: A History’, volume III, 1916 (litho)


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: camouflage; modernwarfare; muslims; pow; thegreatwar; turks; worldwar1
1917: Soldier in black and white camoflage "Oh yeah ... mine's better." (1917: Soldier in black and white camouflage)
1 posted on 06/24/2013 7:16:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Muslims continue to use camouflage to great effect.

2 posted on 06/24/2013 7:18:47 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like Al Gore.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 7:19:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t see him.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 7:22:06 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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6 posted on 06/24/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Michael.SF.

He obviously watched this.

H.M. Government
Public Service Films

No. 42 How Not to Be Seen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltmMJntSfQI


7 posted on 06/24/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!
"Dave's not here."


8 posted on 06/24/2013 7:23:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DogByte6RER
How not to be seen
9 posted on 06/24/2013 7:24:00 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: DogByte6RER

The thing that gave him away was that he was holding a tomato in each hand, and they realized that tomatoes grow in bogs, not trees.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 7:26:25 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

Malvaviscus arboretus


11 posted on 06/24/2013 7:27:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DogByte6RER

Good thing he was holding his right arm up like that. Much more effective. I can barely make him out.


12 posted on 06/24/2013 7:28:02 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: DogByte6RER; All

13 posted on 06/24/2013 7:29:36 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Big deal. I have an Ottoman with a foliage pattern in my living room...


14 posted on 06/24/2013 7:31:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: DogByte6RER

One of my favorite old rifles is a 1943 K.Kale Turkish 8mm Mauser.
I paid a whopping $65

http://www.gunauction.com/buy/10281649/rifles-for-sale/bolt-action-rifle/k-kale-1943-turkish-mauser-model1938-8mm


15 posted on 06/24/2013 7:31:14 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Muslims continue to use camouflage to great effect.

Major-league-bumpage.

16 posted on 06/24/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: DogByte6RER
No, that's actually Bernie the shrub-boy, an early relative of batboy.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 7:33:34 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: mylife

Looks a lot like my M1909 Argentine Mauser.Deadly accurate rifle.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: a fool in paradise

it's a stretch...

19 posted on 06/24/2013 7:35:58 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: a fool in paradise

The effect is sort of watered-out by the red fez...


20 posted on 06/24/2013 7:37:55 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: DogByte6RER
Our boys bring in a Turkish sniper.

Hmmm.

That seems to disprove my theory that nobody taken prisoner with a scoped sniper rifle, or a flame thrower, ever lived to be a POW.

Maybe his rifle wasn't scoped.

Or maybe he "attempted to escape" after the Aussies took his picture.

21 posted on 06/24/2013 7:41:01 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Farmer Dean

Best 65 bucks I ever spent.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 7:41:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Was he trying to hide in a herd of zebras?


23 posted on 06/24/2013 7:42:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Oh and for the record, I have seen an old 65 year old coot nail the crap out of steel gongs an 400 yards using an Argentine mauser with open sights shooting from the shoulder standing up.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 7:44:02 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Farmer Dean

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?256417-K-Kale-Mauser


25 posted on 06/24/2013 7:47:00 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Some of these old guns don’t get the respect that they deserve.


26 posted on 06/24/2013 7:50:21 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

The Turks have built guns for a very long time.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 7:51:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER
shrubbery photo: Shrubbery mphg_43.jpg
28 posted on 06/24/2013 7:51:58 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: a fool in paradise
I love Python!
29 posted on 06/24/2013 7:54:56 PM PDT by nomad
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To: mylife

Good eyes. Was this 65 year old coot being shot at by the targets, or using a familiar range? Just askin’.


30 posted on 06/24/2013 7:56:34 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: dfwgator

thanks for that!

when we only had 4 channels, PBS did its part well.


31 posted on 06/24/2013 7:58:20 PM PDT by digger48
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To: RedHeeler

Familiar range.
But I sure was impressed.
I am lucky to hit that with a scope and a bench 50% of the time.


32 posted on 06/24/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER

One problem with fresh foliage as camo is that it amplifies the person’s every move.


33 posted on 06/24/2013 8:02:06 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yes, but they can do wonderful things with lasers now. :-) Goodnight, honey. :-*


34 posted on 06/24/2013 8:09:11 PM PDT by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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To: mylife

Some old vet’s, ain’t too bad, at shootin’ coyotes. Glad you know him. Good deal.


35 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:20 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: DogByte6RER

Too bad Barbara Walters didn’t get a chance to interview the Turk: “what kind of tree are you?”


36 posted on 06/24/2013 8:53:14 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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