Was Napoleon Bonaparte anti-Semitic 1

Answer 1

A The tin can

When Napoleon Bonaparte received his officer's license at the age of 16 in 1785, the Montgolfier brothers had already invented the hot air balloon. However, he had the first airship division of the French army disbanded in 1799; the balloons were too unwieldy for the mobile warfare he was aiming for. He was also not interested in the new missile weapon. He thought they were fireworks. But in the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig, a British missile battery was supposed to mess up his troops. The optical telegraph for the transmission of messages was already introduced in Napoleon's time. So the right thing is the canned food that he personally campaigned for.

The saying of Napoleon's mother has been passed down that food only serves the purpose of avoiding starvation, "everything else makes you fat". Refined cuisine should then remain alien to your son for life. But he was an organizational genius and knew what his troops needed: reliable supplies. So he had a reward of 12,500 gold francs advertised for a method that makes food durable and transportable. Paris pastry chef Nicolas Appert won the award by hermetically sealing and heating food.

With that he had invented canned food, but unfortunately without a suitable container. The soldiers had to carry their food in glasses, which quickly proved impractical on the battlefield. Another Briton, Peter Durand, was more successful, taking over the French idea but presenting it in a can in 1810. The Royal Navy was the first to get hold of it, but the invention was not yet fully developed. Durand had forgotten to find the can opener at the same time. It didn't come until 60 years later, until then the soldiers had to make do with the bayonet.

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