Military costumes, hats and accessories are fascinating because they belong to a very varied world rich in colours and unusual items. But how to know one's way around in this evironment? How to identify a soldier on a picture or a painting? What vocabulary is necessary to master so as to interpret a uniform? This guide provides answers to all these questions. It allows the curious reader to learn from the exciting discipline of uniformology and militaria lovers can use it as a reference tool illustrated with pictures of objects from private collections.
Eric Labayle is a doctor in history. Specialist of the Great War and the exploitation of the historical testimony, he is the author of many works of military history.