The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the British soldiers of the First World War

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London

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Event location:
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea
When:Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Where:National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT
Nearest Station:Sloane Square
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:11:30
Admission:FREE, Booking is recommended.

About the event

Dr Rachel Duffett will discuss the role of food in the lives of soldiers on the Western Front, both as a physiological necessity and a source of psychological comfort.

Food is essential for morale and physical performance, but also fundamental to emotional and social identities.

This talk will explore its significance to the British Army on the Western Front, relating the story of military provisioning and examining the wider role of food in soldiers' lives.

Official Link: https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/stomach-fighting-food-and-british-soldiers-first-world-war



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