British food sources World War 1

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British food sources World War 1

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 12 Jul 2021 16:51

Does anyone know where the British got their food in World War 1?

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Re: British food sources World War 1

Post by Sheldrake » 12 Jul 2021 17:51

Admiral Bloonbeard wrote:
12 Jul 2021 16:51
Does anyone know where the British got their food in World War 1?
Home production and imports

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/voices-o ... home-front
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z ... es/z8kv34j

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Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 12 Jul 2021 18:14

Sheldrake wrote:
12 Jul 2021 17:51
Admiral Bloonbeard wrote:
12 Jul 2021 16:51
Does anyone know where the British got their food in World War 1?
Home production and imports

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/voices-o ... home-front
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z ... es/z8kv34j
Do you have any actual percentages of where the sources came from?

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Re: British food sources World War 1

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 18 Jul 2021 19:03

Sheldrake wrote:
13 Jul 2021 08:22
Google can be your friend...

https://www.nfuonline.com/the-few-that- ... w1-report/
That doesn't tell me any percentages at all?

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Re: British food sources World War 1

Post by Sheldrake » 18 Jul 2021 23:44

Admiral Bloonbeard wrote:
18 Jul 2021 19:03
Sheldrake wrote:
13 Jul 2021 08:22
Google can be your friend...

https://www.nfuonline.com/the-few-that- ... w1-report/
That doesn't tell me any percentages at all?
I am not sure if anyone kept statistics of the geographic sources of all food in 1914. The state exercised far less control over trade than in modern times. What statistics exist may be political numbers to support free trade versus an empire preference. There are hints about sources of corm]n (wheat) in the speach by I think Edward Shortt. https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1 ... 2151fb4576

If you can work it out these is possibly a PhD there for you.

Why do you want these numbers? What do you want to do with them? A wargame of some sort?

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Re: British food sources World War 1

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 22 Jul 2021 18:07

Sheldrake wrote:
18 Jul 2021 23:44
Admiral Bloonbeard wrote:
18 Jul 2021 19:03
Sheldrake wrote:
13 Jul 2021 08:22
Google can be your friend...

https://www.nfuonline.com/the-few-that- ... w1-report/
That doesn't tell me any percentages at all?
I am not sure if anyone kept statistics of the geographic sources of all food in 1914. The state exercised far less control over trade than in modern times. What statistics exist may be political numbers to support free trade versus an empire preference. There are hints about sources of corm]n (wheat) in the speach by I think Edward Shortt. https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1 ... 2151fb4576

If you can work it out these is possibly a PhD there for you.

Why do you want these numbers? What do you want to do with them? A wargame of some sort?
Yes I am doing a war game

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