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Simcoe County Regional Fair
Military Uniforms of 1812
My project is a paper slide show on military uniforms of 1812. My project talks about the differences between the present day uniforms and the uniforms then. It also talks about the creation of the uniforms and the history of both sides.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
The uniform was designed and created by many people, it wasn't the work of just one person. There were also many similarities between the British and American uniforms.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
I learned that the both the American and the British uniforms looked very similar. The uniforms of 1812 wouldn't be very suitable for use in combat today. They were heavy, bulky and attention seeking making you stand out to the enemy.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
The military uniforms of today are more suitable. They have many small pockets and camouflage into their surroundings.