Ok. So in this episode, I make tea. I know how that sounds, it’s ridiculous! However, this was a lot of fun and I found a lot of the facts really interesting! Also, I filmed this in a park at 5 am and right in the middle of my shot a runner deliberately ran between me and the camera, footage that I am sorely tempted to release.
Drinking under fire was supposed to be at least three, if not four episodes. However, time and commitments put it on hold. But who knows – maybe it will come back.
In the meantime – get yourself some tea!
All you need to make this:
♣ Loose Black Tea
♣ Condensed Milk
♣ Possibly an umbrella
Making the Tea is very easy: boil the water and add the ingredients And you are done!
References: Anon, Manual of Military Cooking and Dietary, Mobilisation, 1915 (London, 1915). G. Russel Elder, From Geordie Land to No Man’s Land (Bloomington, 2011). IWM 16692, Private Papers of H L North J. Brophy, and P. Patridge, The Long Trail, Soldiers Songs and Slang 1914-1918 (London, 1969). The War Office, The British Army Cook Book 1914 Reprint, (Gloucestershire, 2014). Alan Weeks, Tea, Rum and Fags, Sustaining Tommy 1914-1918, (Stroud, 2009).
Additional reading: R. Duffett. The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of the Great War (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012). Matthew Richardson, The Hunger War: Food, Rations and Rationing, 1914-1918 (Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military, 2015), p.11 A. Robertshaw, Feeding Tommy, Battlefield Recipes from the First World War, (Gloucestershire, 2013) D. Winter, Death’s Men: Soldiers of The Great War (London, 2014).