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13th Aug '16 10:16:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Some recruitment commercials can get a little absurd, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tnJtLBQzQ like this one]]. (Hopefully, no recruits take such things seriously.)
13th Aug '16 10:13:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** This is the whole point of the old army song "Gee Mom, I Want To Go Home". Each verse has two lines relating what recruits are told, followed by an exaggerated description of the fact. For example:
-->''The biscuits in the Army''
-->''They say are mighty fine,
-->''One rolled off the table,''
-->''And killed a pal of mine.''
14th Mar '16 7:55:25 PM Willbyr
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10th Mar '16 1:45:15 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]

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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' (a specific parody of ''Starship Troopers'') features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]
7th Mar '16 9:56:32 AM justanid
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A sister trope to JoinTheArmyTheySaid, which is about the recruitment pitches themselves, although the {{Stock Phrase|s}} itself is likely to be used in regard to this trope. It is worth noting that not all recruiters are like this, but amongst the military, they can have a reputation not entirely unlike that of HonestJohnsDealership. See also FencePainting.

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A sister trope to JoinTheArmyTheySaid, which is about the recruitment pitches themselves, although the {{Stock Phrase|s}} itself is likely to be used in regard to this trope. It is worth noting that not all recruiters are like this, but amongst the military, they can have a reputation not entirely unlike that of HonestJohnsDealership.HonestJohnsDealership.

Compare with PropagandaMachine.
See also FencePainting.



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8th Feb '16 1:50:54 AM Geoduck
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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]
5th Feb '16 10:36:45 PM eroock
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->''oh Sergeant is this the adventures you meant,''

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-->-- '''Billy Connolly''': "Sergeant Where's Mine?"

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-->-- '''Billy Connolly''': Connolly''', "Sergeant Where's Mine?"
5th Feb '16 3:55:53 PM Willbyr
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17th Aug '15 3:59:16 PM foxley
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10th Aug '15 4:25:03 PM JenBurdoo
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** The WWI-era ''Recruiting Sergeant'' follows a dialogue between an Irish civilian and an English recruiter. Many Irish songs of [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution this period]] contrast the high causes of the war with the treatment the Irish received at the time, such as ''The Foggy Dew:

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** The WWI-era ''Recruiting Sergeant'' follows a dialogue between an Irish civilian and an English recruiter. Many Irish songs of [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution this period]] contrast the high causes of the war with the treatment the Irish received at the time, such as ''The Foggy Dew:Dew'':
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