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To the e markings was added the word PIWTECTEIJ in vessel. Her distinctive conspicuous lettering. Later it was replaced with the legend DIPLOi"IAT, di played equally role is signified by the absence of a hull band, prominently. the Swiss Crosses on Another vessel taken up for a mercy voyage under the sanction of the International her funnels (reversed Red Cro s was the Nippon Yusen Kaisha liner Awa Maru, but her diplomat dutie ended white on red) and the in a less auspicious fashion. To quote th Lloyd's War Loss Records, she was 'sunk whil t Italian flag painted on her side.

Practical tests on all these camouflage schemes and effects were carried out using techniques similar to those employed by Norman Wilkinson's group of Admiralty camoullage technicians. Model ships were painted in accordance with both the existing 'schools' of camouflage and, as research developed, the new combinations of shapes and colours. These models were deployed on a miniature ocean under various conditions of light and atmosphere and evaluated, first by visual comparison and then by measurement with photometric devices against predetermined control values.

Later it was replaced with the legend DIPLOi"IAT, di played equally role is signified by the absence of a hull band, prominently. the Swiss Crosses on Another vessel taken up for a mercy voyage under the sanction of the International her funnels (reversed Red Cro s was the Nippon Yusen Kaisha liner Awa Maru, but her diplomat dutie ended white on red) and the in a less auspicious fashion. To quote th Lloyd's War Loss Records, she was 'sunk whil t Italian flag painted on her side. The Giu/io Cesare is seen at Gibraltar in 1942 prior to evacuating, with her sister ship Duilio, 11,000 Italian civilians from Abyssinia to Italy via the Cape of Good Hope.

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