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Crosshairs
06-20-2007, 05:20 PM
I know that types of food are different between each fighting force; simply because diversity of food depends on the location a force was at.

But I am interested in doing a bit of research on the common foods the Axis and Allies ate (I have yet to find any articles relating to this information)

Amrit
06-20-2007, 06:46 PM
If you mean rations these three sites are pretty good:

American Rations
http://www.qmfound.com/army_rations_historical_background.htm

Axis Rations (FALLSCHIRMJÄGER and HEERES TRUPPEN not completed yet)
http://17thdivision.tripod.com/charlottesaxisattic/index.html

British, Canadian and Russian rations:
http://17thdivision.tripod.com/id18.html

Crosshairs
06-20-2007, 07:11 PM
thank you! these links were very helpful

I know the the D-Ration was considered the emergency ration; what did this ration consist of?

overlord644
06-20-2007, 07:30 PM
heres a link
http://www.ww2rationtechnologies.com/History.html
i think the D-ration was considered the emergency ration
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3551

Crosshairs
06-20-2007, 08:13 PM
thanks for the link!-- Most Helpful ;)

Egorka
06-21-2007, 05:58 AM
Here is info from an reenacting group:
http://17thdivision.tripod.com/id40.html

Here are some discussions we had on this forum:
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?p=102179#post102179
Look trough that thread there is more info/statistics about the food supply in USSR.

Panzerknacker
06-22-2007, 11:23 AM
The germans tend to rely more in fresh food, not many cans as the allied, and because that suffered heavily in extreme weather scenarios like Afrika and Russian winter.

George Eller
06-22-2007, 01:16 PM
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More threads from the WW2inColor Archives:

Food of different armies
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3537
Lancer44

US Army Rations - World War II
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3551
George Eller

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SEE ALSO:

German Rations in World War II
http://reprorations.com/WW2-Germany.htm

Rations of Various Nations
http://reprorations.com/Products%20Links.htm

http://reprorations.com/index.htm

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Crosshairs
06-24-2007, 10:48 AM
thanks for the information.

i had known that most allied powers used rations and canned goods (as well as powdered milk..yuck) but i had figured that the germans had done the same as the allies.

I can see how relying on fresh food can be a disadvantage in certain weather conditions. So could this be a small reason they lost the war? -- just maybe an itty-bitty? lol