Mar 13, 2018
Bloody brillant idea. Good find Chas
Yep, like that Chas, what a good idea, and it worked too !
I recall seeing documentary some time ago about the allies creating a fake Cairo to fool the german bombers. If I remember correctly a famous illusionist or magician was involved
I have read about an illusionist helping with camouflage. If you do a google search for wartime camouflage there are many interesting pages, such as these;
Also in WW2, the Germans secretly made fake bunkers and fake gun emplacements in the dunes at the dutch coast to fend off an invasion. All plywood & canvas.
You british shouldn't have known it, because it was a secret, but nevertheless dropped a bomb on it. A fake bomb made of plywood...
The good old British sense of humour.
That's the guy I was thinking of
not 100% sure but it's a good story !
Someone even wrote a book about it.
Brilliant one Wout. Like it!
I believe there was an artist who advised on ships camouflage. His name was Claude Moncaster. He had a beautiful house in Sutton, near Bury and I had the honour of doing a fair amount of work in it.
Tenuous link of the day for you.
We Brits also made plywood models of our own outside London to look like London. Plus a huge amount of fake tanks in Kent to make it look like we were planning an invasion, which we were, just not there!
We blew false tanks and planes made of canvas up with a compressor.
The Germans used TNT…
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