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Offline Bull Schmitt

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Manual for Army Cooks - 1896
« on: October 29, 2006, 11:39:06 pm »
The Manual for Army Cooks - 1896 submitted by Sam Hane has been added to the web site. It is located under the History heading. Be advised the document is a PDF file and is quite large. At dial-up connection can expect approximately a half an hour to download.

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Re: Manual for Army Cooks - 1896
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006, 05:03:05 pm »
I will down load it sir, no matter how long it takes.
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Re: Manual for Army Cooks - 1896
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 11:19:47 am »
The Manual for Army Cooks - 1896 submitted by Sam Hane has been added to the web site. It is located under the History heading. l

OK, I guess you are going tohave to make me look feeble.   ::) I searched for the manual and cannot seem to find it.
Can you point me in the right direction?
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Re: Manual for Army Cooks - 1896
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006, 11:34:05 am »
Beau: 

Click on "History" on the bar below the "changing pictures" 

....  and just to make sure we are "on the same page", a reminder that this is the GAF Home Page we are talking about ...
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Re: Manual for Army Cooks - 1896
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 02:12:42 pm »
Speaking of Army Manuals ...
I was in an Army Sergeant Major's office at one time many years ago, and he had a framed document on the wall, what he said was a page from an 1870's Army Officers' Manual.  One phase was noted:  "Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely sly, and should be watched closely..." or words to that effect.  Wonder if John Kerry ever read that.
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Re: Manual for Army Cooks - 1896
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 03:43:36 pm »
My CSM had a variation on that theme:

'Enlisted Men are Stupid, but Extremely Cunning and Sly, and Bear Considerable Watching'

'He' claimed that it was from an 1890's Officer's Manual - but it's most likely apocryphal.

Still - a good reminder to see on a daily basis.

As to this 1896 'Manual for Army Cooks' - an off-timeframe aside.

I have a copy of the 'Handbook for Quartermasters' as published in 1930.

In it - there are specifications of all types - how to inspect foodstuffs, how to purchase fresh meats, vegetables and the like, how to create and nail the wooden box - and so on and so forth.

back then, the Quartermaster was trusted to spend the Army's money wisely and for the best-quality goods that the dollar could purchase.

Reading it is an eye-opening experience - simply because of the tremendous detail that it goes into, and the responsibility expected.

Today - we give 'em an Impact Card, and they head off to Wal-Mart...

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