Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Fighting Fit 1914

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Author: Adam Culling

The First World War prompted the recruitment and training of British soldiers on an unprecedented scale. And they all needed to be prepared for one of the deadliest, most gruelling conflicts in human history.

Physical training, bayonet fighting training and hand-to-hand combat all fell under the instruction of the Army Gymnastic Staff, which grew from 200 to 2,000 officers and instructors between 1914 and 1918. Adam W. Culling, Curator of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum, has collected here a number of training and equipment manuals, books, photographs and inspirational lectures. Together these provide an insight into how the physical training instructor kept the British soldier Fighting Fit.

Book ISBN 9781445637594

Book Format Paperback

pages 320 pages

Publication Date 28 Jul 2014

Height 198

Width 124

Illustrations 8

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price: £8.99

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Highly informativeReview by The Great War Magazine, November 2014
Brought together to provide an insight into how British Army trained its men to be 'Fighting Fit'. Highly informative. 9/10. (Posted on 13/08/2015)

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