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  •  Hand Out White Feathers! n/t (9+ / 0-)

    (With recruiters on hand or without 'em.)

    Hsitory of the white feather symbolizing cowardice:

    As the Germans invaded neutral Belgium in August of 1914...Charles Penrose Fitzgerald organized a group of thirty women to help "convince" the men of Britain to join in the fight against the German enemy.  It was the tactical objective of this group to shame civilian men into joining the armed services.  This aim was to be accomplished by public humiliation -- the women handing out white feathers to any man who did not wear a uniform.  "The Order of the White Feather" and their recruiting methods quickly spread across Britain.  Women of all backgrounds contributed... "

    The device also was used in a well-known film, "The Four Feathers".

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