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WWII physical training question

Discussion in 'Military Training, Doctrine, and Planning' started by JMD62, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. JMD62

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    Hey Guys,

    Post Basic Training in WWII, would I be correct in assuming that the Army's Infantry units did more "physical" training than the Artillery or Tank units, since they were more of a technical nature?

    Thanks!
    James
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Certainly the Infantry would conduct a considerably more route marches of various lengths where Mounted troops would have fewer, though some would occur as 'PT'.
     
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    Very helpful, thank you both!
     
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    A different kind of physical fitness was needed by different types of soldier.

    Infantry had to/have to march all day carrying the world on their backs. Artillery men might need to carrying 96 lb shells all day acroiss a gun position.
     

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