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Before the invention of radar, naval battles were infrequent because the ocean is a very big place, and it was incredibly hard for ships to find the enemy. So most ships around the turn of the century tried to blend in with the water, with boring colors and sleek designs. Except some very special British ships. “Dazzle” camouflage is designed to make it near impossible for the enemy to tell type, speed or anything else about the ship. It was used widely in WWI and a little in WWII, until radar made¬†camouflage¬†of any kind obsolete.

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