WWII US Army HQ Camouflaged as a Pile of Rubbish

Just a pile of rubbish? Would you believe that it's actually a US Army HQ during World War II, disguised by architect Sir Basil Spence?

StrangeHarvest has a couple of interesting photos of such military deceptions from Masquerade: The amazing camouflage deceptions of World War II by Seymour Reit.


(If you're into this sort of things, definitely check out Jasper Maskelyne, a magician turned military camouflage genius who built fake tanks and even a fake city to trick German bombers during WWII)

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I'd heard about the fake city before, but this is new to me. Thinking outside of the box definitely helped defeat the enemies then. It looks like the power lines are even going into the pile. Cool.
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