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Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from the First World War
 
 

Feeding Tommy: Battlefield Recipes from the First World War [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Robertshaw
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According to Napoleon, an army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed under fire or in the trench lines? During the Great War troops were trained to make meals out of the bare minimum of ingredients, to feed a company of men from only a mess tin and cook curries to feed hundreds only yards from the frontline. Trench Cookbook brings together recipes from the First World War and hints and tips from the Tommy Cook. Many recipes are illustrated with cartoons and drawings on how to assemble the perfect oven and kitchen tools at a moment's notice from nothing. This book is the pefect inspiration for those who like to create an amazing meal anywhere, anytime from anything.

About the Author

ANDREW ROBERTSHAW is Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum and oversees the collection of the antecedents of the Army Catering Corps, whose motto was 'We Sustain'. In this book he combines history, recipes and historical experiments to reveal how Army Cooks in the First World War fed millions of men everyday against the odds. He is also the author of Frontline Cookbook and 24hr Trench (both, The History Press).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3897 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZ17VBU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeding Toomy 11 July 2013
By ER
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Gave me a real insight to my Grandfather's service as an 'old contemptable' in WW1 baking bread and eventually going on to be a master baker serving through WW2 as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and interesting 4 July 2013
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A must for anyone who have ever wondered how the ranks fed themselves in the trenches and behind the lines. The book has been put together with recipes and also background information on how the ovens etc. were constructed, a fascinating read and highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good teaching book 15 Sep 2013
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A good read and teaching book. My grandfather was a cook in WW1 and this answered so many questions I had about what he did. Not sure I will use the recipes for 100 soldiers, but one can see the kinds of food they ate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good price, arrived 15 July 2014
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In depth book about WW1, invauluble research material, good price, arrived promptly
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than bully beef!! 19 Aug 2013
By Big Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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As a student of the First World War I found this new book on the soldier's food during the Great War to be a real delight. It was very interesting to learn that many modern English dishes may have originated in the trenches of World War One out of a need to offer variety and to use up and not waste anything. Dishes such as "egg and chips", "pork and beans" and curries were offered to soldiers to give relief from the usual bully (corned) beef, hardtack (hard biscuits), etc. It is amazing at the innovativeness and resourcefulness of the army cooks to find substitutes and ways of varying the soldier's diets during and among battlefield conditions.
5.0 out of 5 stars battlefield cooking at it's best 20 Aug 2013
By Timothy Donovan - Published on Amazon.com
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Facinating bit of Great War history about the daily minutia of the British Tommy and what he ate. Actual period recepies are included and are easy to follow for those who wish to try a bit of living history cooking.
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