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Pubs and PatriotsThe Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One$
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Robert Duncan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318955

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318955.001.0001

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Reforming the Working Man

Reforming the Working Man

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(p.166) Chapter Seven Reforming the Working Man
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Pubs and Patriots
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Robert Duncan

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318955.003.0007

This chapter demonstrates the CCB’s broader mandate to improve industrial performance and h3ighlights how the ‘drink problem’ was more than just a problem of pubs but involved an assessment of the working man’s daily routine. It will, for example, consider action taken by the Board to modify munitions workers’ diets. The chapter also discussed the increasing discontent caused by the actions of the CCB and important alterations to its membership. At the beginning of 1916 the Board was optimistic that its policies were producing significant results in the battle against drink. The trade had tolerated interference in its work but the extension of the Board’s policies over the forthcoming months was to place a severe strain on this grudging acquiescence. The extension of the CCB’s powers was seen as vindictive temperance policy implemented under the national interest. This chapter considers the extension of the Board’s policies, notably the introduction of industrial canteens. Britain’s industry would never be the same again – all thanks to a few pints.

Keywords:   Canteens, Workers, Drink, Diet, Food, Alcohol, Food, Social Habits, Reform

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