ARMY LIFE

Army Gymnastics

1900 al 007a

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PART I. GENERAL OUTLINE OF A SOLDIER'S LIFE

Army Gymnastics

By the instructors at the Central gymnasium, Aldershot

Every soldier is bound to undergo a course of gymnastics, and specially selected men are trained at this School, to afterwards act as Gymnasium Instructors to their several Regiments.

Illustrations of the work done by this splendid body of men, are seen in "Bending Practice," forming "Towers" or Pyramids, and in practice with the Vaulting Horses.

Each of these Exercises forms a magnificent spectacle, owing to the precision and smartness with which every movement is executed.

The use of every weapon is taught, and competitions are held in Boxing, "Sword v. Bayonet," "Lance v. Sword," and so on. The influence of this training on the physique of the men can easily be understood..

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PAU 1900-AL


ARMY GYMNASTICS AT ALDERSHOT-Building Pyramids

EVERYONE who has seen the Military Tournament at the Agricultural Hall has wondered at the marvellous smartness of our military gymnastic instructors. The same gymnasts appear in this and the following films. They form up in a line at the commencement of the picture, and then appear to almost instantaneously build up three distinct human pyramids, one man standing on the shoulders of the others, until the top-most man, who waves a Union Jack, is twenty or more feet from the ground. At the word of command the men resume their normal positions.

PAU 1903-06

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1 Paul  
2 Robert W. Paul

3 ≤ 18/09/1900 100 ft
4 Grande-Bretagne, Aldershot  

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