To a cozy office in St. Martin's Lane, London, once saucy Nell Gwynn's bedroom, trooped sober-faced British corporation executives last week. Anxious to comply with the forthcoming Civil Defense Bill, which will require camouflage for factories and public utility works, they came to consult Mr. Frederic Stafford, art director of Stoll Theatres Corp., Ltd. Mr. Stafford heads a group of noted stage designers whose new business is to fool enemy bombers into thinking that a power plant is a church, or an airfield a picturesque village.

Two years ago Designer Stafford tried to interest the Defense Ministry in civilian camouflage but...

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