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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57

[THe forsce required to operate in Afghánistán]

The force required to operate in Afghánistán must be decided greatly by the resources of the country and the force that the enemy can bring into each zone:—It is to be borne in mind that to give a man 1 ½ lb. of bread daily for one year requires but one additional acre of average land to be sown with wheat. Sheep abound in various parts of the country. Russian soldiers need little beyond 1 ½ lb. of bread and 1 lb. of meat daily.