ARMY LIFE

Army Service Corps

1900 al 014a

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PART II. TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE

Army Service Corps

The work of this branch of the Service consists mainly in feeding the Army and in arranging for its transport. Its efficiency has been demonstrated in the recent campaign, when the movements of the troops were absolutely dependent upon the supplies, often necessitating the labour of this Corps while others rested.

In order to ensure mobility every article of equipment and stores is made to be packed readily, and an instance is seen where even a service wagon is "dismounted" being in readiness for transport.

The bread is seen being loaded into wagons for distribution amongst the various Regiments, and butchers are cutting up the meat for the same purpose.

The Corps is divided into Commissariat and Transport Branches. Its Head-quarters are at Woolwich, and detachments are sent to every military station. All details of the work—even those of a clerical nature—are carried out by the men, whose fighting qualities are often called into play when a convoy is attacked.

1900 al 014a 1900 al 014b 1900 al 014c

PAU 1900-AL


ARMY SERVICE CORPS

Soldier Bakers and Butchers

In this film two of the most important duties of the corps are illustrated. From the Aldershot bakery are daily despatched tens of thousands of loaves to the various camps. All of these loaves are made at the great central bakery where this picture was taken. The scene is one of great activity as cart after cart is loaded up with piles of bread and driven off. The second portion of the scene shows the work of the butcher who, having despatched an ox, cut it up ready for carrying to the various camp kitchens such as seen in the film previously described.

PAU 1903-06

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1 Paul  
2 Robert W. Paul

3 ≤ 18/09/1900 80 ft
4 Grande-Bretagne  

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03/11/1900 Grande-BretagneNorwich Walter R. Booth Army Service Corps

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