Battlefield Rations: The Food Given to the British Soldier For Marching and Fighting 1900-2011 by Anthony Clayton
English | Nov 19, 2013 | ISBN: 1909384186 | 120 Pages | EPUB | 20 MB
An Army marches on its stomach, observed Napoleon, a hundred and fifty years later General Rommel remarked that the British should always be attacked before soldiers had had an early morning cup of tea. This book, written to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund and with a Foreword by General Lord Dannatt, sets out the human story of the food and "brew-ups" of the front-line soldier from the Boer War to Helmand. Throughout, the importance of the provision of food, or even a simple mug of tea, for morale and unit fellowship as well as for the need of the calories required for battle is highlighted with many examples over the century.