Hit them with the razzle dazzle

February 5, 2010

You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? Hire naval officer Norman Wilkinson to paint your fleet with bright, loud colours and contrasting diagonal stripes, making it incredibly difficult to gauge a ship’s size and direction.

via twistedsifter

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