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A government news photograph of members of the US Women’s Reserve Camouflage Corps camouflaging the USS Recruit in Union Square, NYC, in 1917. Dazzle camouflage was devised by Camofleurs in the 1910s to make Allied ships more difficult to visually apprehend by German torpedo submarines. From the latest ep of the wonderful podcast 99% Invisible. Go to the site for more remarkable images and to learn about the history of Dazzle camouflage. Sign me up for the Women’s Reserve Camouflage…

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