Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Rochester: Chatham Publishing, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: The French cruiser, Gloire. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: This authoritative history of camouflage is undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of the subject to date. Visual and illustrative in its approach, it concentrates on the British and US navies, but the camouflage patterns of enemy navies (and selected allies) are covered as well.
Contrary to popular belief, naval camouflage at sea was not intended to hide ships, and an in-depth commentary explains the theory and development of visual deception, and the different ways in which it was intended to work at sea.
The core of the book is a listing of all the major patterns and schemes, with their colours, characteristics and function. Wherever possible each is illustrated with at least one photograph providing the reader with a visual reference as well as a description; where there were variations, as many as possible are depicted.
This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight rippling to the last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¾” x 9¾”.