Immigrants devise creative methods of hiding

Two cases of illegal immigrants finding unusual methods of sneaking into countries have recently been in the news:

Case #1: U.S. border police found 13 illegal immigrants inside a fake Budweiser beer van.

Case #2: British authorities found four illegal immigrants hiding inside a 32-foot-tall fake Christmas tree in the back of a truck. The tree was made of aluminum and nylon, and had been ordered for a town center display.


Posted on Wed Nov 26, 2008


Talking about creative tree hides, I was reading "In the Flash Ranging Service:
Observations of an American Soldier During His Service With the A.E.F. in France" Edward Alva Trueblood (1919) and he was talking about an amoured observation tree he used.

I didn't really understand until I saw this article "WW1 Camouflage Tree debarked"

Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is how they would chop down a tree during the night and then replace it with one of these so that no-one would notice a "new" tree that just grew overnight.
Posted by Joel B1  on  Thu Nov 27, 2008  at  12:40 PM
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