Volume 8/2016/2


Karel Řeháček
Wartime Physical Education and Military Preparation of Youths 1915–1918

In the autumn of 1914, efforts to find a stable reserve of human resources necessary for conducting the war led the Austro-Hungarian authorities to initiate the preparation of youths to fulfil their future obligations towards the motherland. PE in schools underwent a transformation and military training for youths was organised not only in schools but also through various associations. Despite a whole series of problems, the military preparation of youths continued almost till the end of the war.

Key words: wartime education; PE in schools; youths; 1914–191

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