P.T. at Exhibition Camp

1916 03 30 pt 1John Boyd took a number of pictures on March 30, 1916 of the BD and PT Class, that is, the “specially selected atheletes [sic]” of the Bayonet Drill and Physical Training Class.

Their exercises included hopping like frogs and “springing into the air from a crouching position.”

1916 03 30 pt 3

In the thin March sunshine with Lake Ontario in the background, their “strenuous work” would at least have kept them warm.



The images and the descriptions are from John Boyd’s First World War Photographs, City of Toronto Archives.

Copyright 2016. See “More about this project.”

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