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.
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- 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
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.
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