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[ Screened Road ?A? ]

Title: Screened Road ?A?

Creator: A.Y. Jackson

Archive or Repository: Canadian War Museum

Collection or Fond: Beaverbrook Collection of War Art

Reference Number: 19710261-0170

Notes: Jackson captures a scene behind the front lines of battle, showing a road filled with soldiers screened by camoflage netting to obscure them from enemy eyes. Enemy 'spotters' might have used airplanes or dirigibles to get a "birds' eye view" of battlefields, as well of enemy positions behind the front line. Such observations would help in aspects of battle planning such as targetting artillery fire. Note the colour bars laid underneath the image when it was photographed. These colour bars help enable printers to correctly reproduce the colours in the image.