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Food of WWII

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This episode is written by Russell Holman of Merrimack, New Hampshire. If you would like to submit a script to Military History Podcast, please send me an email at militaryhistorypodcast@gmail.com

The mighty American military during WWII would have been nothing without its surprisingly-important rationing system. Food kept the United States going, so therefore, it is well worth studying. Throughout WWII and the years beyond, the US entered/exited several "eras" of rations:
  • A Rations
  • B Rations
  • K Rations
  • C Rations
  • LRRP Rations
  • MREs
For more information, read:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/mre.htm
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_rations.php
http://nsc.natick.army.mil/media/print/OP_Rations.pdf

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