Dazzle-Painted Ships Of World War I

Publisher: Coastal Shipping ISBN: 978-1-902953-73-1

by Glyn L. Evans

Against a background of the ruthless U-boat menace, famous artist Lieutenant N. Wilkinson RNVR put his Dazzle Paint Scheme to the admiralty in April 1917.

In this long overdue book Glyn L. Evans reveals the process that led to the introduction of Dazzle painting, how and by whom the ships were painted, and the international reaction to them.

From the Mauretania at just over 31,000grt to liners, merchant ships and coasters at 500 tons gross, artists had at their disposal the largest canvas of their careers to work on.

Politics, art and war each play a part in this non-fiction account of the extraordinary Dazzle-Painted Ships of World War I.

Copies of paintings by many of the leading artists of the day are well reproduced. Such well-known artists as Kenneth Shoesmith, John Everett, Harley Crossley, Willie Stower are featured, and there is an excellent article about the artist Norman Wilkinson and a lot of his work is also included.


This is an interesting book on a subject rarely covered and I would highly recommend this book to any of our readers with an interest in this subject.

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Coastal Shipping
400 Nore Road
BS20 8EZ
e-mail: bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk
Tel: 01275 846178


Paperback: 234mm x 156mm, 76pp illustrated

Price: £9.95



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