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HI 2324: European Empires

SS West Mahomet in dazzle camouflage, 1918

SS West Mahomet in dazzle camouflage, 1918. In port, circa November 1918. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. In the Public Domain. Reprinted from Wikimedia Commons

Dazzle Camouflage was used in World War I and World War II, not to hide ships, but to make it harder for enemy submarines to calculate the speed and trajectory of the ships. For more information, see:

While magazine articles like the one listed above are helpful for finding ideas and inspiration for your research topic, remember to also consult scholarly sources like peer-reviewed journal articles. For example:

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Weird History

On this page you'll find podcasts and websites that may provide some inspiration for your weird history podcast assignment:

The podcasts and websites listed here are meant to be a starting point. Remember to consult primary sources and scholarly secondary sources for more information on your chosen topic. 

Podcasts

Here are some examples of podcasts that may help you find ideas for your weird history podcast project. Remember that these podcasts are for inspiration purposes. You will also want to consult scholarly books, journal articles, and primary sources for your research. 

Websites for Weird History

These websites may help you find ideas for your weird history podcast project. Remember that these websites are for inspiration purposes. You will also want to consult scholarly books, journal articles, and primary sources for your research. 

Examples of interesting events and inventions that you may wish to explore further: