Boys' Uniformed Group: Activities--Gymnastics

Figure 1.--These English boys are members of the Boys Brigade Gymnastics team which put on a very good display in a Trafalgar Square demonstration . Notice the concentration.

Some youth groups have pursued gymnastics. Here perhaps the best known is the Hitler Youth. The Germans released many newsreels (very important in the pre-TV 1930s) of Hitler Youth girls in swimsuits or gymnastic outfits working in large groups with hoops or pins. We know less about gymnastic programs for the boys. We have noted Boys' Brigade units doing gymnastics, but at this time have little information on other groups doing gymnastics. We think that some other groups did, but are information in limited at this time.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: July 18, 2002
Last updated: July 18, 2002