During WWI, The British Had Bantam Regiments. Soilders 5'4 And Under

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During WWI, The British Had Bantam Regiments. Soilders 5'4 And Under
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During World War I, many men wanted to sign up to fight but the British had a height requirement of 5 foot 4. To service these enthusiatic would-be soldiers, they created separate battalions that would be lead by officers of normal height. Their rifles would be cut 6 inches shorter and they had custom made uniforms to accommodate their short stature.

They had an amazing track record. 

Read more about them here: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31023270

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