From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka

500 Years of Feeding the British Army

Janet Macdonald

 
Date Published :
February 2015
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16pp of plates
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848327306
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson’s Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon's remark 'an army marches on its stomach' has become an overused cliché. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what fills that stomach and how it is provided is far more complex.

The more you think about this subject, the more questions come to you: what did the British soldier eat: how was it cooked? Did it provide a proper diet or were there health problems from vitamin and other deficiencies? Did all ranks eat the same way? Who organized the whole thing? Here then, are the answers to those questions, with some insights into the personalities who made a difference - the unsung heroes of the British military machine.

About The Author
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Janet Macdonald has published books on numerous subjects.  Her first book on naval history was Feeding Nelson’s Navy: The True Story of Food at Sea in the Georgian Era; her second, the British Navy’s Victualling Board, 1793-1815: Management Competence and Incompetence.  She took her MA in Maritime History at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, London, and her PhD at King’s College London, where she was awarded a Laughton Scholarship. Her thesis was on the administration of naval victualling. Her most recent books are From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka: 500 Years of Feeding the British Army, Sir John Moore: The Making of a Controversial Hero, Horses in the British Army 1750-1850 and Supplying the British Army in the First World War.

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