“Night Glasses” Train Soldiers To Fight in the Dark (Dec, 1940)

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“Night Glasses” Train Soldiers To Fight in the Dark
For practice in fighting in the dark, cadets in a British officers’ training unit wear special “night glasses” during daytime maneuvers. Fitted with dark lenses, the glasses reproduce the visibility conditions that would be encountered at night. In this way, the young soldiers learn to recognize the landscape as it appears in darkness, and acquire skill in taking “pot shots” when they cannot see their rifle sights. In the photograph above, several cadets are using the glasses which turn day into night.

  1. Stannous says: August 18, 200611:05 am

    So much easier than waiting for the sun to go down…

  2. SpaceMonkeyX says: August 18, 20062:08 pm

    After the sun goes down, though, is when they put on their “Day Glasses”…

  3. Kemo-sabe says: August 19, 20066:29 am

    Are these the “Lone Rangers”… where’s Tonto?

  4. Firebrand38 says: January 17, 20086:03 pm

    Hate to break it to everyone but these are still being used http://www.desantishols…

    The trainee gets to practice low light conditions while the instructors get to see their performance in daylight. You also get to conduct low light training without having to wait until dark and then give folks the next day off for being up all night.

  5. huh says: July 14, 20085:21 am

    Why is this under “unpractical”? Don’t they still use these today?

  6. derwood says: October 28, 201010:38 am

    Ahhh…the infamous 23rd Royal Fetishist Brigade

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