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Feeding Nelson S Navy

Author : Janet Macdonald
ISBN : 9781473835160
Genre : History
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This celebration of the Georgian sailor's diet reveals how the navy's administrators fed a fleet of more than 150,000 men, in ships that were often at sea for months on end and that had no recourse to either refrigeration or canning. Contrary to the prevailing image of rotten meat and weevily biscuits their diet was a surprisingly hearty mixture of beer, brandy, salt beef and pork, pease, butter, cheese, hard biscuit and the exotic sounding lobscouse, not to mention the Malaga raisins, oranges, lemons, figs, dates and pumpkins which were available to ships on far-distant stations. In fact, by 1800 the British fleet had largely eradicated scurvy and other dietary disorders. ??While this scholarly work contains much of value to the historian, the author's popular touch makes this an enthralling story for anyone with an interest in life at sea in the age of sail.

Nutrition In Institutions

Author : Maria Cross
ISBN : 9781444301670
Genre : Medical
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The importance of good nutrition for individual health and well-being is widely recognized, yet for a significant number of people who rely on institutions for food and nutrition, this importance has not always been a primary consideration. People, therefore, may find themselves consuming food they would not ordinarily choose to eat, with, in some cases, restricted choices precluding individual preferences and compromising health. In recent years, there have been major advances in the quality of catering in some areas, particularly schools. Other institutions which have not been thrust into the media spotlight have fared less well in terms of policy drive and commitment. This insightful new book looks in detail at five institutions: schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly, prisons and the armed forces. As well as providing a fascinating history of the provision of food in each institution, each section considers: current policy and standards and their implementation adequacy of food provided with regard to the health status and dietary requirements of the people in the care of each institution efficiency of catering organization and issues relating to contract tendering, expenditure and procurement A broad spectrum of further relevant issues is also covered, including the meaning of food to those in institutions and determinants of choice.

Heart Of Oak

Author : James P. McGuane
ISBN : 9780393047493
Genre : History
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A photographic essay of the world depicted in Patrick O'Brian's Napoleonic era novels features images of museum artifacts culled from shipwrecked vessels to present a perspective of the everyday lives of sailors and officers in the Royal Navy. 10,000 first printing.

The War For All The Oceans

Author : Roy A. Adkins
ISBN : PSU:000062512954
Genre : History
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A dramatic account of the Napoleonic War as it was fought on the naval front between 1798 and 1815 draws on eyewitness records to offer insight into its battles as well as the experiences of period sailors. By the author of the best-selling Nelson's Trafalgar.

Men Of War Life In Nelson S Navy

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393038583
Genre : History
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The author of the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin historical sea novels presents a concise, profusely illustrated description of daily life in Nelson's navy, including anecdotes about the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy.

International Journal Of Maritime History

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ISBN : IND:30000117316897
Genre : Navigation
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The British Navy S Victualling Board 1793 1815

Author : Janet W. Macdonald
ISBN : 9781843835530
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An examination of the Royal Navy's Victualling Board, the body responsible for supplying the fleet.

The Mariner S Mirror

Author : Leonard George Carr Laughton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132686648
Genre : Great Britain
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Hawke Nelson And British Naval Leadership 1747 1805

Author : Ruddock F. Mackay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124117065
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Unlike other books on eighteenth century British admirals, which tell and re-tell the history of admirals' successful exploits, this book investigates what exactly were the qualities which made for successful naval leadership in this period. It identifies twelve key qualities, and discusses how far each of the many leading admirals of the period possessed these qualities. It argues that Hawke and Nelson were the outstanding naval leaders of the eighteenth century, outlining their respective careers and showing how both of them possessed, more than the other admirals, the key qualities of leadership. Moreover, it argues that British fleet tactics and blockade strategy reached a new high level in the middle of the eighteenth century; that Hawke played the leading operatonal role in achieving this; and that Hawke has been undervalued both in the history of the British navy and in public estimation of Britain's great military and naval leaders. Overall, the book provides a refreshing reappraisal of British naval warfare in the eighteenth century, enabling readers to relive key battles and other encounters, and appreciate how crucial, alongside other key factors which are also discussed, the leadership qualities of the admirals were in bringing about success, or, in some cases, failure. Ruddock McKay has published extensively on maritime history and taught at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth and the University of St Andrews. Michael Duffy, who was Director of the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies at the University of Exeter 1991-2007, has also published extensively on maritime history.

Naval History 1680 1850

Author : Richard Harding
ISBN : WISC:89091390369
Genre : History
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This collection of essays sets out to present a sample of the rich diversity of writings on naval history in this period. The collection covers subjects ranging from strategy, operations and tactics, to administration, technology and the maritime economy. Within this volume, the reader will be able to see essays that influenced the development of modern naval history through to samples of some of the latest research.

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