Tea, Rum and Fags

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Although armies march on their stomachs, the task of feeding them is often missing from military history. This entertaining account examines how the British Army was sustained during the First World War and what exactly the Tommies ate, from bully beef in the trenches to egg and chips and 'van blong' in the estaminets. Weeks follows the supply wagons through the major campaigns, while paying particular attention to the priorities - tea, rum and fags.

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Tea, Rum and Fags

Tea, Rum and Fags

Sustaining Tommy 1914-18

Paperback192pp Illustrated234x155mm

9780752450001     Product Code: 289061

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Although armies march on their stomachs, the task of feeding them is often missing from military history. This entertaining account examines how the British Army was sustained during the First World War and what exactly the Tommies ate, from bully beef in the trenches to egg and chips and 'van blong' in the estaminets. Weeks follows the supply wagons through the major campaigns, while paying particular attention to the priorities - tea, rum and fags.

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