Saturday, 31 May 2014
When troops either by sea or air landed in Normandy on D-Day how much food were they carrying? As a lover of food this is one issue that would concern me if I was a soldier. When would my next hot meal be?
The common consensus is that troops carried sufficient rations to last 24 hours. The British and Canadians had ration packs which included: meat, chocolate, oatmeal, sugar, chewing gum, matches, broth and boiled sweets. They would be supplied with a small stove to heat up water and cook the food which was mostly in dehydrated form or, like the meat tinned. There is an excellent website where you can buy reproduction rations here: Reprorations.com.
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Survived completing a history degree at York St John University. I am a museum volunteer and am seeking museum employment in North Yorks/North East. I am also writing my first novel based on WW2