Solomon Joseph Solomon Strategic Camouflage

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Strategic Camouflage

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...into the middle of the village with the wheelless trucks, etc., put up against its very sloping side. Where the road cover comes down to the level there is a curved top to the hangar by its side, which ensures equality in the width of the shadow it casts on the descending plane. Had that erection a straight roof the shadow cast on to the gradient would have been anything but parallel to the roof. This is a remarkable evidence of care and thought. ORIENTATION The three drawings which follow here are illustrations of the advantages of a correct orientation. The village runs, in the main, east and west, so for all practical camouflage purposes there is a constant shadow on the north, except for the airman who gets up very early or lands at dusk in midsummer. The south sides of the houses correspondingly are in sunlight all day. You can raise obstacles on the north front of houses only to a limited extent, or you distort or contract the expected cast shadow, with considerable risk of being found out; but you could leave your raised unfinished work facing south with far less danger of its being detected. Or you can make a lean-to against the south side of a roof, and cover up the whole yard without any but an expert being the wiser, if you use a little skill. But you must be careful that the airman does not take an oblique view of your camouflage, if other houses in the same line or parallel are left to expose their whitewashed sides, windows, and doors, to mark the contrast with what you have shut off from view by your lean-to. In every case it is not wise to interfere with the rigid outline of your roof at the eaves. We have an illustration of great daring in this direction at the Fraue Forenhoff Farm. Part of the white sides of two of the buildings facing sou...

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