Don't be an ostrich! Use nets for concealment

Unit Department of Home Security
Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV02603
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 48.8 x 38.8 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description hand-coloured roneo
Maker E G .T
Camouflage Research Section, Department of Home Security
Date made 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Hand coloured poster produced using a rotary stencil duplicator known as a Roneo copier. It was designed for the Camouflage Research Section , Department of Home Security, Canberra. A humorous depiction of an ostrich in the desert is employed to encourage the use of camouflage netting for concealment. In the top half the ostrich has his head in the sand, a palm tree is visible behind him. In the lower half the ostrich is concealed using camouflage netting. Green leaves are strapped to his head.

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