August 28, 2013

Army Recruitment Propaganda through the ages

19th Century

And a crown to drink his majesty’s health

Date Created/Published: circa 1800
Summary: Ten Guineas Bounty and a crown to drink his Majesty’s Health. Wanted to complete a company in His Majesty’s Fourth or King’s Own Regiment of Infantry……

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To Arms! To Arms

Date Created/Published: 1862
Summary: Southern Army recruitment poster; Floyd County, Virginia; War of Northern Aggression.

 

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20th Century

Destroy the mad brute

Date Created/Published: Dated ca 1917.
Summary: “DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE – Enlist U.S. Army” is the caption of this World War I propaganda poster for enlistment in the US Army. A dribbling, moustached ape wielding a club bearing the German word “kultur” and wearing a pickelhaube helmet with the word “militarism” is walking onto the shore of America while holding a half-naked woman in his grasp (possibly meant to depict Liberty). This is a US version of an earlier British poster with the same image. 

 

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If the cap fits you, join the army to-day

Date Created/Published: London : Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, 1915
Summary: Poster showing a military hat.

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Attention! … Canadian Grenadier Guards now recruiting

Date Created/Published: Montreal : Southam Press Limited, [between 1914 and 1918]
Summary: Poster shows two soldiers, in profile, standing at attention.

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The Second Artillery 1840-1917 needs 200 real men–Will you be one?

Date Created/Published: Philadelphia : Committee of Public Safety, Department of Military Service, [1917]
Summary: Poster is text only. Forms part of: Willard and Dorothy Straight Collection.
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21st Century

Become a modern day knight

Date Created/Published: 2007
Summary: Shows an Australian army sniper.

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About Les Warburton


Les Warburton is the Managing Director and of Net Recruit, a UK based online recruitment company.