chris boring (doktor242) wrote,
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Dazzle Ships

Here's a fascinating article on the WWI-era practice of "Dazzle Painting" or "Razzle Dazzle."

Basically, the ships were painted with complex, colorful patterns to confuse the torpedomen on German U-Boats.

The ships themselves were quite beautful.

Incidentally, i'd imagine that this is where OMD got the title 'Dazzle Ships'
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