Sunday, January 19, 2014

Camouflaged Artillery

Above A US government-issued photograph of a camouflaged heavy artillery mortar, mounted on a railway in France. These were large moveable cannon that could be in place and ready to fire within fifteen minutes, and could strike at fortifications as far as ten miles away. As is evident here, some styles of disruptive camouflage (as distinct from background matching) outlined the contours of the shapes, producing a jigsaw puzzle effect.


Anon, a US Army officer in World War I, having learned of the formation of an American Camouflage Corps

Oh God, as if we didn't have enough trouble! They send us artists!

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