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From the Archives: Rugby Ephemera

In honor of the World Cup, I’m reposting selections from Frederick Humbert’s awesome collection of historical rugby print ephemera. Humbert’s flickr catalog and blog, Rugby-Pioneers, include photographs, programs, cigarette cards, advertisements and even hand painted lantern slides of vintage rugby action. Even if you don’t follow rugby as a sport, study the photographs as a …

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Archival Cadets Revisited

Military service runs in my family. My father was a colonel in the Army and my sister attended the Air Force Academy. I toyed with the idea of attending a service academy but doubted my ability to survive past the day they outfit you with your uniform. I might have reconsidered military school if I …

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Archival Cadets I

From the archives of the Illustrated London News Cadets at Sandhurst bicycling to “Physical Jerks” Sword drill at the R.M.C. Gentleman cadets taking a boxing lesson Ensuring that the future officer has a tough physique Getting ready for parade at the R.M.C. In the Seasmanship room at the Royal Naval College, Darthmouth: Cadets learning the …

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Archival Cadets Revisited

Military service runs in my family. My father was a colonel in the Army and my sister attended the Air Force Academy. I toyed with the idea of attending a service academy but doubted my ability to survive past the day they outfit you with your uniform. I might have reconsidered military school if I …

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