In so doing, he will explore the fundamental connection between food and war, which is often overlooked or taken for granted. Professor Barr will examine the different influences in the way that our food has shaped warfare throughout history from the problems of supply, and living off the land, to what has sustained soldiers over the centuries. The presentation will also consider the role of drink, particularly alcohol, in war as well as the grim story of the use of hunger as a weapon of war.
Professor Niall Barr is Professor of Military History in the Defence Studies Department.
6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price)
7:00pm lecture commences
Tickets £10 | £8 Friend's of the Black Watch Museum
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The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle.
The Black Watch Museum's collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment.
Balhousie Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Regiment's past vibrantly to life.