WWII Food Memories Best / Worst
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:41 PM
Stories can be first hand, or from a spouse, kids etc. Credit will be given in the form of a submission line.
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:43 PM
Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:00 PM
He told me that compared to the food he had eaten growing up, Army food was fantastic. He loved it.
Their rations came in wax coated card board boxes and he would save them, plus anyone else's that didn't want theirs, and use them to make small fires to brew tea.
He also used toilet paper soaked in alcohal on the front lines where you couldn't have smoke.
He wasn't fond of the rations and said some were very old. I think he said that some were labeled WW1, but I'm not positive.
His best meal of the war was on Thanksgiving on Bougainville. He said that the cooks made a full Thanks Giving meal and brought it up to the front lines. They ate out of their mess kits.
Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:19 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:10 PM
He did keep his can opener- I still have it today!
Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:45 PM
I don't normally endorse the posting of the same question in multiple forums, but you might get better results if you pose your question in the threads in this part of the forum. Honor, Service and Valor - World War II Forums There are a good many veterans who visit the forum and they will be more likely to take notice of your question if you ask it in "their" thread.
But, before you do, plese go through the threads and see what comments on food you can glean from their posts.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 05:39 PM
My grandfather fought in the Finnish army, so not an allied vet. But anyways, after the war he absolutely refused to eat peasoup, oatmeal or lingonberry porridge. He said that those three were basicly the only meals they had for 4 years in the front. And more often than not the food was cold when it reached them.
Hello, I am working on a piece about the best and worst food memories from WWII vets. All branches. From one sentence to a paragraph or two. WACS, SPARS ETC welcome, Canadian, Aussie, Mexican other allied veterans are welcome as well.
The one experience he did speak with great affection was Marshall Mannerheims 75th birthday in 1942 when all Finnish soldiers were given a large ration of Finnish vodka.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 01:16 AM
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