As with all militaries training is where it all begins. new recruits had to learn how to be a soldier. Things liek rifle drill, marking, tactics and marksmanship were key components of basic training. Soldiers were often further trained in specific skills such as radio communicaitons, demolitions, vehicle driving, artillery use, maintanance, or any of a host of other topics. Rifle marksmanship is an area that is heavily represented in the photos in this group. This is mostly based on the fact that the activity was frequently photographed and easily spotted among a group of images.