• During World War ll a Dutch minesweeper evaded the Japanese for eight days disguised as an island. The crew covered the decks in cut trees and painted exposed surfaces to look like rocks.
They moved only at night and anchor close to shore by day, eventually escaping to Australia.
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    • How dumb are the Japanese, there is a big green outline
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    • Would have been even sneakier if they evoided outlining their shit in safty yellow
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    • Man, I thought someone just drew a line across the land and threw a middle finger in the middle of it for some reason.
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    • Damn, how did they not see that green outline?
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    • Kinda looks like one of those rocks is giving them the finger too
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    • At first I thought I just saw a trail that had a big old middle finger at the peak.
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    • It must've been tough back then, not being able to see color.
      noondeer 7 aug
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    • What were the Japanese doing in Australia?
      LexxsH 7 aug
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    • That's some really good camo, I seriously thought it was just a line
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    • Why isn’t there a movie about this
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    • World War 11?
      matman34 7 aug
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    • Bro you can't fool me, you just drew a random ass line. There's nothing there. Couldn't fool me this time!
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    • Holy shit it took me a good long minute to see that
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    • You just exposed the Dutch to the Japanese when World War 11 happens. Good going.
      matman34 7 aug
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    • Get stick bugged
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    • That would still be easily visible because the real world is not black and white. Maybe they were just paranoid and the Japanese weren't actually looking for them
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    • This dude really used two 1s to say WWII.
      matman34 7 aug
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    • "ey dawg wasn't there an island there yesterday?"
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    • how do you not fucking notice the island is gone the next day or it wasn’t there the day before
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    • Stealth 100
      arganoth 7 aug
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    • Why you gotta flip me off though?
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    • Idk man, that neon wiggle waggle would have given it away
      Grimm2087 10 aug
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    • People are talking about how they could have seen it well yeah but if you walk around squinting all day
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    • content not available more
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    • Did you say Dutch
      iBandit 7 aug
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    • Large mental organ time
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    • I spent a minute wondering how a human could have decks on themselves, and what it had to do with the trial this minesweeper took.
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    • Fuck yall
      jose0530 9 aug
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    • Must have been tough with that bright ass line around them
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    • Finally a post that doesn't have a shitty reaction image
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    • Now 666 comments spooky
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    • God damn im slow today i saw the image the outline, i read the text looked back up at the imagine & my brain just abandoned me I couldn’t figure out what the hell i was looking at.
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    • World war 11
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    • Wish I could see it WITHOUT the green line
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    • Anyone got a pick of it without the outline?
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    • Nee, senpai, why is that island moving? E...?
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    • Dope, but how does anyone spell WWII as WW11?
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    • Is that suppose to be the finger on the right? It looks like the Dutch are flipping of the Japanese!
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    • Squinty eye man can’t see
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    • Trust me Australia is no true escape
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    • Does anyone have an image of jt without the line so I can try to see it without
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    • You sure they weren't french?
      BonoboRay 10 aug
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    • saw the picture before reading and though an island was flipping me off
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    • Looks like its giving me the finger
      Notzee 10 aug
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    • I guess the Japanese surprisedly didn’t squint hard enough
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    • Does anyone have the non outlined photo
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    • There isn’t a boat there...
      Majorbag 10 aug
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    • I'm just wondering when ships will start camouflaging themselves to look like icebergs
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    • As a history buff, I can confirm this post isn’t bullshiting
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    • To all the racists the Japanese navy mainly attacked at night since they were experts at it. It’s probably hard to see that at night
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    • Sneak: lvl 100
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    • Did they remove the middle finger emoji
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    • Makes me proud to be 1/4 Dutch!
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    • Sneak 100.
      ArtbyJ 9 aug
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    • Stealth: 100
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    • Now this is a situation in which a line on the picture is helpful
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    • Everybody gangsta until the Japanese decide to get on the island
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    • Very clever indeed
      Sandys 9 aug
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    • That's actually a genius move. 👍
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    • How did they not see it with the neon green outline around it
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    • Meet the spy
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    • Almost looks like a middle finger to the japs
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    • Clever girl
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    • I like to think that finger was intentional. Probably not, but what if it were to be true.....
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    • Bru I gotta say that shit is smart
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    • Damn cool
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    • Sneak 100
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    • Sneak : 100
      placzek7 8 aug
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    • Well thought out
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    • Sneak: 1000
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    • If we’re looking at a colored version of this with the outline it would still blend in
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    • You might think it would be easy to spot. But take that bright green line away and it basically vanishes
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    • It was easier to camouflage back before some dick invented color.
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    • Japanese niggas like "wer tf dat Island gone tho?
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    • I thought the outline was giving me the middle finger.
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    • This would be a good movie
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    • Meet the Spy
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    • Who took the picture?
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    • I thought that said “they painted the explosives” at first, I was very confused
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    • Sneak: 100
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    • They didn't see the green line Because humans could only see black and white back in those days😊
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    • Remember watching a video on this, interesting shit
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    • Sneak 100
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    • Camo game strong with this one
      ta2dgela 8 aug
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    • Why is everything I say a spam comment?
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    • Yeah, if I was there you wouldn’t need camouflage
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    • Ah. The great WW11
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    • Given the picture is black & white, I wonder how convincing it looked in color & in person
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    • Y'all go look up dazzle camo that they used on warships.
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