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October 1942. "High school Victory Corps. The 'fireman's carry.' Method of carrying a wounded comrade is shown here by boys in the 'commando' course of the physical education program at Flushing High School, Queens, New York." Photo by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size.