Some unusual military images I came across while researching on the interwebs thingy
On my latest tangent I came across some rather unusual (and sometimes startling images when typing in search terms related to my searches for recent posts.
First off I was looking at Zeltbahnen, the German shelters used in WW2, which led me off on a tangent to the SADF Bivvy, and the cadet forces. I was thinking how, in some senses, it was not really unlike the Hitlerjungend in philosophy, a feeding conduit for the army, and them OMW!
These pictures from the late 50s appear:
Good grief! Where did the inspiration for the uniforms come from? The DAK or Hitlerjungend?
By the time I got to high school, and had to wear the cadet uniform to school every Wednesday, it was quite different. We wore brown berets. It appears this was the uniform for most of the 1950s through the early 60s.
I remember my father remarking how they wore "caps" when he was in the school cadet shooting team in the mid to late 50s, but I never realised it was a feldmutze peaked cap. I had envisaged a cricket-style English school boy cap!
These other disturbing images came up when I googled cadet:
From the US:
From the UK: