This Memorial day, as we remember all who sacrificed for us, let us cyclists also remember the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps at Fort Missoula, Montana, back in 1896. Those are the Buffalo Soldiers you see up there, at Yellowstone. This infantry was established to see if bikes could work for military purposes in mountainous terrain.
"Somewhere in The Netherlands" A quickly built bicycle bridge, enables the cyclists to cross wide ditches. Picture to prove that the Dutch army is ready. Published in 1914 in a Dutch illustrated weekly. Frits Wiersma served in the Dutch Army Cyclist Corps between 1914 - 1918.