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Thursday, December 29, 2005

England Again

Greenwich University and the National Maritime museum have been granted nearly £200,000 by the Leverhulme Trust for a three-year programme of research into a mass of unseen documents. The subject of the research is to be how the Royal Navy provided 140,000 men each year with hundreds of tonnes of meat, wheat, biscuits, flour, fruit, beer, rum and spirits - in far-flung locations during the Napoleonic wars.

Roger Knight, professor of naval history from the university's Greenwich Maritime Institute and author of this year's biography of The Pursuit of Victory: The Life And Achievement of Horatio Nelson, said: "The mass feeding of men was an unqualified success for the Royal Navy, one of the reasons it triumphed over the navies of France and Spain."

Guardian News Story

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