Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2011

304 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719084584

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The stomach for fighting

Food and the soldiers of the Great War

Rachel Duffett

Published by Manchester University Press

Cultural History of Modern War MUP

  • Food is fundamental to soldiers>' morale and performance and yet to date it has received little attention from historians, who have reiterated army statistics without an investigation of their veracity
  • A fulsome narrative of army provisioning but also an exploration of the emotional significance of food
  • Highly topical and direct parallels can be drawn with current challenges facing those responsible for British Army provisioning
  • Extensively researched with a wide range of sources so that theoretical concepts are illuminated with the men>'s own accounts of lived experience.

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