Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
by Chris Barton (Author) and Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
Booktalk: Desperate to protect ships from German torpedo attacks, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship’s speed and direction. By the end of the war, more than four thousand ships had been painted with these mesmerizing designs.
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