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Re: Books on Naval Camouflage.
I have not seen the Ghoglino book. But I have LA MIMETIZZAZIONE DELLE NAVI ITALIANE 1940-1945 by Bagnasco and Brescia which has color drawings port and starboard of every Italian warship in camouflage pattern. Auxiliaries are included. There are also some photos, and although the text is in Italian that doesnít matter, because the bulk of the book and the real value and the bulk of the book is in the vast number of camouflage drawings. For a collector and model maker itís invaluable, because there isnít a model that you cannot do.
In case you're wondering where to spend any money you might have gotten over Christmas, I would recommend a couple of books on Naval Camouflage. The first is 'The Easter Egg Fleet American Ship Camouflage in WW1' by Aryeh Wetherhorn. Released in Oct. 2020. Aryeh covers several areas in the book such as 1. Why camouflage? Concealment vs. Confusion, 2. Who were the artists that developed the patterns, 3 How the ships were painted to name a few of the subjects covered. The drawings of the ships using the camouflage patterns goes from page 66 -319. The patterns are shown in both starboard and port patterns with bow and stern views supplied on many. This book was available from B&N at $55.00 and was only available as a paperback book.
The other one that I recently got was 'Italian Naval Camouflage of WW II' by Marco Ghiglino. This book covers everything from Battleships to torpedo boats and auxiliary vessels. Starboard and port views are available on most. It includes captured vessels too. There are many black and white pictures with some color pictures available. This book was available from Amazon for $44.12 in new Hardback or lower if you want a used volume.