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Re: Books on Naval Camouflage.
Thank You Dan
I am really pleased to see that you noticed there is a lot more to the book than just the lovely patterns done by Talya Albocher.
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.