Thursday, January 8, 2015
What Were They Thinking? Operation Peace (1950)
Your government would never lie to you, would it? They'd never lead you into making a decision that could very well leave you dead in a foreign land, would they? Well, back in 1950, on the eve of the Korean War, they were selling the youth of America on the idea that signing up for the Army or Air Force meant hanging with your buddies, doing a little light office work, playing some basketball, and maybe doing a bit of hunting wild boar - just for the physicality of the whole thing, you know. No word about freezing to hold the commies at bay, rising life and limb, and all just to hold an imaginary line on a map. The good news, hey you'd be fighting in a forgotten war! It's just like it never happened! So sign up now!