(Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records: X550/8/1) This example is taken from a manuscript war diary; the text of the quotation, which describes camouflage as something being introduced by the French, and the misspelling of the word, both suggest that the concept and word alike were new to the writer.
This military use of the word was the first one to become familiar in English.
A frequent Appeals contributor known to us as ‘Bryn’ provided earlier evidence for the military use, dating from 1915: Headquarters visited Amiens to visit French…GOC Brig and Div and Gen. 1915 War Diary, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, 13 Aug.
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