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Title:
Naval camouflage, 1914-1945 : a complete visual reference
Author:
Williams, David (David L.)
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Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
First World War camouflage schemes -- Second World War camouflage schemes: British camouflage schemes; US camouflage schemes; Camouflage schemes of other Allies; German camouflage schemes; Italian camouflage schemes; Japanese camouflage schemes -- Control and standardisation of naval camouflage.
ISBN:
9781557504968
Format :
Book

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Summary

Although the subject of naval camouflage is of immense importance to warship enthusiasts, model makers, and naval historians, there has never been an authoritative history on the subject until now. This comprehensive study brings fragmented historical evidence into focus by listing all of the major patterns and schemes, as well as their colors, characteristics, and functions. Photographs and approved pattern drawings with variations provide a clarifying visual reference to an art form that was often a product of ad hoc wartime development. The accompanying narrative describes the theory of visual deception with an emphasis on British and American ships and selected German and neutral ships. This generously illustrated volume will become a standard reference for all naval history bookshelves.