:) When was the color khaki first used for military uniforms?


It was first used by the British in India in 1845, when soldiers turned their highly visible white uniforms khaki by soaking them in mud, coffee, and curry and better blend in with the landscape.


 


Source:  The 365 amazing trivia facts calendar 2007.


Comments (5)

  1. It was first used by the British in India in 184, when soldiers turned their highly visible white uniforms

  2. Doug says:

    I suspect a digit is missing from the 184 date.

  3. vik20000in says:

    very Interesting finding 🙂

    Vikram

    http://justlikethat.vikramlakhotia.com

  4. Pooyan says:

    Do you know "khak" is the Persian word for soil and khaki in Persian means "Like the soil"?

  5. irenake says:

    Thanks for pointing out the type.  Fixed.

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