Alcohol Rations in US Military History (Early History)

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Alcohol rations in the both the army and the navy have a long history. Of course, they are based on English and European tradition. And alcohol rations have a long history there. For example, between 1655 and 1970, the British Navy issued a daily rum ration. It was a tot, or one-half pint I. Alcohol …

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The Anti-Canteen Law (It May not be What You Think)

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The army formed canteens or small restaurants during the 1880s. The canteens sold beer to soldiers. Its goal was to give an alternative to off-base saloons. Over time the temperance movement grew stronger. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) led the fight to remove the sale of alcohol from canteens Not “Anti-Canteen” The so-called anti-canteen …

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