If you can’t hide it, create confusion

Razzle Dazzle‘ or ‘Dazzle Painting’ was a tactic used in World War 1 to confuse U-boats.

Camouflage at sea simply doesn’t work, because the backdrop is ever changing. Instead, dazzle painting breaks up the ships lines and thus makes it harder for the U-boats to determine the ships course.

Torpedos were fired ahead of the ships because they are moving targets. The trick was in timing the position of the ship and the torpedo to coincide with each other.

Clever bit of lateral thinking that, derived from cubism, the artistic fashion of the time.

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