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A Brief History of Naval Smoke Screens

Navy boats. Smoke screen

PortandTerminal.com, July 5, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – In warfare, a smoke screen is used to mask the movement or location of military units such as infantry, tanks, aircraft or ships. The concept of military smoke screening dates back at least two thousand years. One of the earliest documented uses of the smoke screen in combat was the burning of green vegetation by the …

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