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"The Army isn't all work" : physical culture in the evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920

Author: James D Campbell
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Documents the origins and development of formal physical training in late Victorian Army and ways in which Army's gymnastic training evolved into a building block process of turning a civilian into a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Campbell
ISBN: 9781409436966 1409436969 1409436977 9781409436973
OCLC Number: 781279013
Description: xi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Part I Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: the Origins of the Army Gymnastic Staff and Regimental Sport, 1860-1880: Officer sport: aristocrats and schoolboys; The other ranks: health, morals and morale; The army gymnastic staff and regimental sport. Part II 'Play Up and Play the Game': Physical training and Army Sport, 1880-1908: 'A marvellous improvement in the rank and file': physical training at the turn of the century; 'No better pastime for soldiers': the expansion of army and regimental sport; 'They have taken to our manly European games': military athleticism and the empire. Part III 'Training for Sport is Training for War': 1908-1914: Physical training and national preparedness; Maturity: the institutionalization of army sport; The war game: mobilization and 'the death of an army'. Part IV 'The Greater Game': Army Physical Culture in Wartime: Civilians to soldiers: sport and fitness in Kitchener's new armies; 'Make them tigers': the army physical and bayonet training staff; 'The greater game': wartime recreational training; Epilogue: 'raise the tone': the formation of the Army Sport Control Board; Select bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Physical culture in the evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920
Responsibility: James D. Campbell.
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