The 1930s were a tumultuous period of European history. Traditional political structures appeared to be faltering, fascist regimes were rising and the modern fitness levels appeared to be dropping dramatically. The following video, taken from the wonderful British Pathé archives, gives a snippet into the British government’s attempt to reverse the political tide and create a nation of strong and fit men.
Owing to the sad news that Fred Hatfield, or ‘Dr. Squat’ as he was more affectionately known, has passed, it seemed important to produce a small post on a man who gave real legitimacy to […]