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Dazzle Camouflage


Dazzle Camouflage Affects Speed Perception

HMS Rocksand (1918) (via Imperial War Museums)


Modernist Camouflage, Reconstructed

Images courtesy of the Fleet Library at RISD

Facsimile March 2010 - Vol 4 No 03

Dazzle Camouflage was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I. This technique did not conceal the ship but made it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and heading. Its main purpose was to confuse rather than hide.

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Razzle Dazzle camouflage ships - WW1 Imagine the sight of a fleet of these ships!

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Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949) Turret ship in dry dock

Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949)

Dazzle Ship Painting Colours -- Dazzle Camo CUBISM AT WAR

Dazzle Camouflage Painting

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Edward Wadsworth, Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool, 1919

Weimar: Art of the First World War