Sunday, 24 May 2015

More Naval Gazing

A good friend and jolly useful fellow when it comes to nautical niceties, Mal Wright, has released a new book on Naval camouflage patterns for British and Commonwealth ships of WWII. Mal is something of an expert (a word I use rarely) on matters nautical and has had his works published previously (both rules and technical information) and I'm heartened to see he has once again been put into print.

A brief description of what this tome covers:

During the Second World War navies developed low visibility camouflage for their ships, on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces, in order reduce visibility by blending in with the sea, or confuse the identity of a ship by applying more obtrusive patters. In this the second volume by maritime artist Mal Wright, both the official and unofficial paint schemes that adorned the capital ships of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth are depicted in detail, along with discussions on changes of armament and electronics that effected the outward appearance of each ship.
I might add that Mal is somewhat of an artist and I would very much suggest that the cover illustration would be one of his fine works. So if naval gazing is one of those things that catches your imagination head on over to Pen and Sword and put your name down for a copy

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