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Liverpool's 'Dazzle ship' opens to public to mark WW1 centenary

A Mersey ferry has been treated to a dazzle ship makeover as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

The Snowdrop has been re-painted in a unique design created by Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind the cover of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album.

So-called "dazzle camouflage" was invented to confuse the enemy, as the bright and twisty designs made it hard for hostile forces to track the range and speed of allied ships.

The BBC's Colin Paterson reports.

  • 02 Apr 2015
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