National Geographic : 1934 Aug
Photograph byTopical Press Agency A WRECK? NO, JUST HEAVY GOING! In this nautical illusion, a drifter wallows in the trough of a huge wave, while another, cresting a swell, passes closeby. Because ofitsshallowness, theNorth Sea in a storm piles up quickly into big, choppy waves. Drifters played a heroic role in the World War as patrol boats and mine sweepers.