The prevailing image of food at sea in the age of sail features rotting meat and weevily biscuits, but this highly original book proves beyond doubt that this was never the norm.
Author: Janet MacDonald
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
The prevailing image of food at sea in the age of sail features rotting meat and weevily biscuits, but this highly original book proves beyond doubt that this was never the norm. Building on much recent research, Janet Macdonald shows how the sailor's official diet was better than he was likely to enjoy ashore, and of ample caloric value for his highly active shipboard life. When trouble flared-food was a major grievance in the great mutinies of 1797-the usual reason was the abuse of the system. This system was an amazing achievement. At the height of the Napoleonic Wars the Royal Navy's administrators fed a fleet of more than 100,000 men, in ships that often spent months on end at sea. Despite the difficulty of preserving food before the advent of refrigeration and meat canning, the British fleet had largely eradicated scurvy and other dietary disorders by 1800. A chapter compares provisions in the other major navies of the time, and the book concludes with recipes for some exotic sounding dishes, like lobscouse, prepared by naval cooks. While it contains much of value to the historian, the book is written with a popular touch that will enthrall anyone with an interest in life at sea in the age of sail.
As Nelson ' points out , perhaps no human is perceived by a shark as “ normal ”
compared to authentic marine organisms ( Figure 19 ) . Thus various authors
have suggested ( e.g. , McCosker " ) that certain attacks , though feeding -
Lavery, Nelson's Navy, 203. 11. Janet Macdonald, Feeding Nelson's Navy, 2nd
ed. (London: Chatham, 2006), 45. 12. Macdonald, Feeding Nelson's Navy, 9. 13.
Ibid., 31. See also John Masefield, Sea Life in Nelson's Time (London: Conway ...
Author: Simon Spalding
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Food at Sea: Shipboard Cuisine from Ancient to Modern Times traces the preservation, preparation, and consumption of food at sea, over a period of several thousand years, and in a variety of cultures. The book traces the development of cooking aboard in ancient and medieval times, through the development of seafaring traditions of storing and preparing food on the world’s seas and oceans. Following a largely chronological format, Simon Spalding shows how the raw materials, cooking and eating equipments, and methods of preparation of seafarers have both reflected the shoreside practices of their cultures, and differed from them. The economies of whole countries have developed around foods that could survive long trips by sea, and new technologies have evolved to expand the available food choices at sea. Changes in ship construction and propulsion have compelled changes in food at sea, and Spalding’s book explores these changes in cargo ships, passenger ships, warships, and other types over the centuries in fascinating depth of detail. Selected passages from songs and poems, quotes from seafarers famous and obscure, and new insights into culinary history all add spice to the tale.
143 , and the c / m of Richard Potter , ADM 1 / 5428 ( which refutes Macdonald , Feeding Nelson ' s Navy , p . 110 ) . In the Uss Columbus ( 74 ) , launched 1816 ,
there were ' two messes occupying the space between every two guns .
Author: Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
"Steering to Glory is the first behind-the-scenes portrayal of the great capital ships of the era of Nelson, and shows in compelling detail how every element of a battleship functioned and how each sailor played his part" -- Jacket.
Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson's Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries.
Author: Janet Macdonald
Publisher: Frontline Books
Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson's Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon's remark 'an army marches on its stomach' has become an over-used cliche. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what fills that stomach and how it is provided is far more complex.The more you think about this subject, the more questions come to you: what did the British soldier eat: how was it cooked? Did it provide a proper diet or were there health problems from vitamin and other deficiencies? Did all ranks eat the same way? Who organised the whole thing? Here then, are the answers to those questions, with some insights into the personalities who made a difference—the unsung heroes of the British military machine.
Author: Leonard George Carr LaughtonPublish On: 2006
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Caracciolo had been in one of the forts but had fed after Nelson ' s force arrived .
He was captured and brought to the Foudroyant . In a conference aboard
Foudroyant , which in cluded Nelson , Cardinal Ruffo , Sir William Hamilton , and
Author: Sue Parrill
This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period--and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
The Admiral's cabin was its chief resi . dence , but it was fed and petted by all
who came near it , for sailors regard the arrival of a bird as a promise of victory ,
or at least as an excellent omen . * See Nelson's letter to Lady Hamilton , March 1
90 Engineers , Candidates for Marine , Navy , Nagging in the . 6 Torpedo , the
Sims ... 126 Electrical Points for Macbinists and Naval Merchant Ship Boilers . 98
Woman , American , in ... 83 Water - heater , Nelson's Feed . 50 Boiler , Marine ...
For those who would like to know more, this book encompasses the whole spectrum of horses in the British army over a 200-year period, from their acquisition and training, through their care and feeding and their transportation to theater of ...
Author: Janet Macdonald
Category: War horses
These days horses are mainly used for leisure activities the non-rider knows little about them in a modern context, let alone a historical one. For those who would like to know more, this book encompasses the whole spectrum of horses in the British army over a 200-year period, from their acquisition and training, through their care and feeding and their transportation to theater of war overseas. Janet Macdonald describes how, until mechanization took over in the twentieth century, the British army used horses on a grand scale. The cavalry, messengers and officers rode horses, and horses pulled guns and wagons full of supplies. Their versatility made them almost as important as weaponry. But most men of the time were unlikely to know how to ride and had to be taught, and the horses had to be trained to tolerate situations in which the civilian horse would panic and run and this process is explained here in fascinating detail. Janet Macdonald's study promises to be the standard work on this neglected aspect of the British army's history.
Janet Macdonald's detailed and scholarly new study explains how this enormously complex task of organization and labour was carried out by the British army during the First World War.
Author: Janet Macdonald
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach, but it also marches in its boots and its uniforms, carrying or driving its weapons and other equipment, and all this material has to be ordered from headquarters, produced and delivered. Janet Macdonald's detailed and scholarly new study explains how this enormously complex task of organization and labour was carried out by the British army during the First World War. She describes the personnel who performed these tasks, from the government and military command in London to those who handled the items in the field. They were responsible for clothing, accommodation, medicine, transport, hand weapons, armament and communications - a vast logistical network that had evolved to keep millions of men in the field. This meticulously researched account of this important subject - one which has hitherto been neglected by military historians - will be essential reading and reference for anyone who is interested in the modern British army, in particular in its organization and performance in the First World War.
In this the second volume in her detailed, scholarly study of the army’s logistical system, Janet Macdonald describes the necessity for central advanced planning for each expeditionary force as well as those engaged in home defence, and ...
Author: Janet Macdonald
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
During the Second World War, how were the multitude of items required by the soldiers in the front line selected, ordered and delivered, and how were they produced? In this the second volume in her detailed, scholarly study of the army’s logistical system, Janet Macdonald describes the necessity for central advanced planning for each expeditionary force as well as those engaged in home defence, and the complex organization of personnel who performed these tasks, from the government and military command in London to those who distributed the equipment on the battlefield. Armies have always required large amounts of material, but by the Second World War the numbers of men involved had grown exponentially, their equipment had become mechanized and their deployment was world wide. Elaborate planning and administration at every level had to ensure that items of all kinds were collected, transported and handed out in every theatre of the war. The scale of the operation was enormous and it had to be performed to critical timetables and was sometimes threatened by enemy action, and it was vital to the army’s success.
This text covers the career and reconstruction of HMS Victory.
Author: Alan McGowan
This text covers the career and reconstruction of HMS Victory. There are over 200 drawings of how she was in 1805, making this a detailed technical manual on the construction and fitting, and the alterations and restoration of an 18th century man-of-war.
After Ray B. Bowden , May , 1965 navy service in World War II , he Harold Gillott ,
June , 1965 returned to Rath as a salesman in its John E. Sawyer , July , 1965
animal & plant food department . Clarence S. Bell , August , 1965 Mr. Nelson ...