Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Beret as a Recruitment Item

It's an interesting phenomenon: the beret being a symbol for die-hard pacifists, peace advocating artists, high-end fashion adepts and, on the other side, the military; be it regular conscripts or professionals in Foreign legion, Green Berets and other regiments that allure to boy's imaginations. 
Many berets feature in recruitment posters, like this Canadian one:
Or this  more recent poster from Canada.

Posters from the US Army Green Berets

Irish posters of the WWI period:
And Rodesian recruitement for the Selous Scouts, from the pre-Zimbabwean era. 

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