It’s deja vu all over again: force-on-force training in 1909. At least they understood protective gear.
Long-time readers may remember that I’m a big fan of the Shorpy Historical Photo Archive site. In fact, it’s one of the few that’s in my “favorite” RSS feed tabs in Safari. I never get tired of seeing what they’ve come up with!
Last Friday they showed a picture taken in 1909 of a gentleman (I assume it was a man) dressed up in protective clothing and holding a pistol. Labeled “dueling with wax bullets“, it strongly resembles what today we refer to as “force-on-force” training. Everything, it seems, has been done before!
Photo courtesy of Shorpy
Check out the Shorpy site for a very LARGE version of the picture.
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- Posted by Grant Cunningham
- On May 21, 2012