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Dazzle Ships : World War I and the art of confusion [electronic resource].

Jones, Andy T., (film director.). Heller, Johnny, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Johnny Heller. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 25 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Andy T. Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
Johnny Heller.
Summary, etc.:
During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns from bow to stern. Why would anyone put such eye-catching designs on ships? 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. Author Chris Barton and illustrator Victo Ngai vividly bring to life this little-known story of how the unlikely and the improbable became just plain dazzling.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: United States. Navy > History > World War, 1914-1918.
United States. Navy > History > World War, 1914-1918.
Warships > Camouflage > History > 20th century > Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 > Camouflage > Drama.
World War, 1914-1918.
Warships > Camouflage > History > 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 > Camouflage.
World War, 1914-1918.

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