View Full Version : What types of food did soldiers (of both sides) eat
06-20-2007, 04:20 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)
06-20-2007, 05:46 PM
If you mean rations these three sites are pretty good:
Axis Rations (FALLSCHIRMJÄGER and HEERES TRUPPEN not completed yet)
British, Canadian and Russian rations:
06-20-2007, 06:11 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?
06-20-2007, 06:30 PM
heres a link
i think the D-ration was considered the emergency ration
06-20-2007, 07:13 PM
thanks for the link!-- Most Helpful ;)
06-21-2007, 04:58 AM
Here is info from an reenacting group:
Here are some discussions we had on this forum:
Look trough that thread there is more info/statistics about the food supply in USSR.
06-22-2007, 10:23 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.
06-22-2007, 12:16 PM
More threads from the WW2inColor Archives:
Food of different armies
US Army Rations - World War II
German Rations in World War II
Rations of Various Nations
06-24-2007, 09:48 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
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