'The Army Isn't All Work'

'The Army Isn't All Work'

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This book documents the origins and development of formal physical training in the late Victorian Army and the ways in which the Army's gymnastic training evolved into a vital building block of the process of turning a civilian into a fighting man. It also assesses the nature and extent of British military sport, particularly regimental sports, during this period of evolution for the Army.In1913 thepolo team ofinfantrymen from the Northumberland Fusiliers posted impressive victories against teamsfrom the 14th Hussars andlocalIndian clubs, while losing to thecivilian Bhopal clubin the Mhow Gymkhana.24 Polowasbrought toevery ... the Duke of Cambridge, in 1872.27From 1878regular interregimental tournaments were held, at leastup untilthe outbreak ... Rare indeed was the regiment that did not have an eleven composed of officers andthe occasional enlisted soldieranbsp;...

Title:'The Army Isn't All Work'
Author:Brigadier James D Campbell
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-01


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