Loading an English Carrier and the French Cruiser ‘Gloire’ at Algiers, 1940

Loading an English Carrier and the French Cruiser ‘Gloire’ at Algiers. This watercolor is particularly interesting for its depiction of ‘dazzle’ painting, a technique designed to disguise the hulls of ships and render them less visible as targets. On 18 September 1940, the ‘Gloire’ was intercepted by the British and brought to port in Casablanca where she was neutralized.

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