First ever record of a Brit complaining about the price of beer and food abroad has come to light.

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Pictured: British private soldier (left) and officer (right) pictured the period<br />
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What is believed to be the first ever record of a Brit complaining about the price of beer and food abroad has come to light. <br />
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Soldier Frederick Shaw vented his frustration about local prices in bars and cafes during his time in France in the Napoleonic War in 1814.<br />
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He wrote in his diary: "...We drank four bottles of beer and then called for the reckoning which...to our great astonishment was not less than nine shillings, the beer at six pence a bottle."