Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside A Short Account of Canteens in the British Army

A Short Account of Canteens in the British Army


  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107585713

£ 13.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Originally published in 1928, this book presents a concise account regarding the nature and development of food provision in the British Army from 1645 onwards. The text was written by the renowned British military historian Sir John William Fortescue (1859–1933). Illustrative figures are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of canteens, military history and the writings of Fortescue.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107585713
    • length: 94 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 132 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.12kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prefatory note
    1. The sutlers of early times
    2. A sutler in the eighteenth century
    3. A great sutleress
    4. The eighteenth century
    5. The campaigns of the eighteenth century
    6. The wars of the French Revolution and Empire
    7. The soldier's condition after Waterloo
    8. The beginning of barrack canteens
    9. The soldier's diet
    10. Good work of regimental officers
    11. The state adopts the officers' improvements
    12. Beginning of canteen reform
    13. The establishment of soldiers' schools
    14. The Crimean war and its lessons
    15. Administrative changes
    16. Changes in the canteens
    17. New canteen regulations of 1863
    18. Short service and its influence on the soldier
    19. Measures of regimental officers to improve canteens
    20. The founding of the Canteen and Mess Co-operative society
    21. The South African war 1899–1902. New canteen regulations
    22. The Canteen and Mess Society in South Africa
    23. The Natal field force canteen
    24. Difficulties of the Canteen and Mess Society
    25. The Society's recovery
    26. Lord Grey's canteen committee
    27. The tenancy system continued
    28. The Canteen and Mess Society's modification thereof
    29. The canteen scandal of 1914
    30. The German war 1914–18
    31. Foundation of the Expeditionary Force canteen
    32. The Canteen and Mess Society takes the lead
    33. The Board of Control of Regimental Institutes
    34. The Army Canteen Committee
    35. The Navy and Army Canteen Board
    36. The Expeditionary Force canteen
    37. Behind the lines
    38. The E.F.C. in Italy
    39. The E.F.C. at Gallipoli
    40. The E.F.C. at Salonika
    41. The E.F.C. in Egypt and Palestine
    42. The E.F.C. in Mesopotamia
    43. The N.A.C.B. within the Arctic Circle
    44. The ubiquity of the canteens
    45. The higher ranks of the E.F.C.
    46. The lower ranks of the E.F.C.
    47. Good work of the W.A.A.C.
    48. The E.F.C. self supporting
    49. The founding of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute
    50. The Co-operative principle finally accepted
    51. The 'canteen millions'
    52. The present N.A.A.F.I.
    53. The future of the N.A.A.F.I.

  • Author

    John Fortescue

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.