The New Zealand troops of World War One were no different. Food was important to them and often occupied several pages of the letters or diaries written in the trenches or behind the front line. They often complained about the state of the food, which in many cases lacked the nutrition needed, however come dinner time, they would all line up and eagerly await what was being served (or plopped on their plate).
The saying “an army marches on its stomach” attributed to both Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great, highlighted the importance of forces being well-fed during war. When the food didn’t arrive, there are numerous examples in history where near victory turned into defeat.
This exhibition looks at the food the Kiwis were supplied and hopefully we gain an insight into whether the food was loved or loathed. Opens 16 December 2016.
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