I have seen the movie "Furious". One of the sections is that after the tank platoon led by "Pitgo" and the infantry captured the German town, they ran to the German civilians’ homes between battles. During the rest period, he took out things that were not available in the war: coffee, eggs, butter, cigarettes, chocolate... and so on, and asked German women to cook for him... During the period, the young tank soldier "Norman" also had a little German girl. .. As the war severely damaged agricultural production, the "Pitt" took out thoseThings, during World War II, Germany and other European countries are almost extinct! How did the German tank soldiers eat and drink in this situation?
Although the "Tiger" tank was a heavy tank during World War II, its internal space was small and could not carry much food, and the German tank soldiers did not have the same general skills as the US tank soldiers. The habit of hanging a large number of supplies outside the tanks, and the "Prussian army" had a clean and tidy army, and the legacy of hard work was still strong during World War II.
In general, the food standards for all branches of the German army during World War II were only better than the Soviet army, slightly worse than the British army, and worse than the French army and the Italian army among European countries. , Compared with the U.S. Army, it's far worse! However, meat (sausage, ham), eggs, and milk (cream, condensed milk) still have a considerable proportion of the German food. Without high-calorie food, there is no physical strength to march and fight!
Coffee powder (sometimes black tea) and rock sugar cubes provided by the German army.
German tank soldiers are the spearhead of the army’s offensive. They of course enjoy the highest priority ration (level I): the daily food standard is: rye (whole wheat) bread 750 grams, butter (Margarine, which appeared before World War I, is obtained by hydrogenation of sunflower oil and rapeseed oil, and the harm of trans fatty acids in it was discovered more than 100 years later) Call animal fats (mainly pigs) Oil) 45 grams, sausage 120 grams, jam (mainly applesauce) or artificial honey (glucose or fructose is thickened after blending), 750 grams of boiled potatoes in water, 8 grams of coffee beans (black tea), chicory root used in the late war Substitution (after drying and roasting, the aroma, taste and even bitterness are very similar to real coffee, but without the refreshing effect of coffee), chocolate or other sweetsBags, salt, pepper, fruit vinegar... and other condiments are included. The large number of alternative foods in it shows the lack of materials in Germany.
German camping car, any regular army soldier does not think that field emergency food is a good thing. It is far inferior to making hot meals and delicious food, so the German army is in the camp-level unit. (Including armored soldiers) are equipped with several camping cooking vehicles, which can be towed by cars or even mules and horses. After camping, they can provide the whole battalion with hot dishes, meals and coffee within 2 hours.
The picture shows the German "half marching rations". It is hard to understand why the "half portion" appears.
Of course, it’s impossible to eat hot meals when the war is very tense. The German army will make “marching rations”. During the process or before the start of the war, each soldier should receive 3 to 4 sets of meals. The main content of the "marching ration" is: 750 grams of brown bread or hard biscuits., 200 grams of canned sausage or real cheese, 60 grams of butter (margarine), 10 grams of sugar, no more! Not as good as the US tank soldiers.
The "Scarlet" brand chocolates distributed by the Germans to tank soldiers, submarine soldiers, aviation... , Whey, peanut powder, plus a small amount of cocoa powder, can be described as "unpalatable" by modern taste standards!
TotalIn general, the food standard of the German army during World War II was enough to eat. When starving, apart from being surrounded a few times, it was still served well at other times. However, due to the small size of Germany, the German food was not good. Or it is a bit monotonous.
The famous U.S. military’s K-level field food is the world’s first collective food for the military under field conditions. The standard is 12 people (class units). There is a large amount of rationing inside, and the K-level field food packaging is for12 people provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, the main content: butter, cheese, biscuits, sugar, jam, SPAM luncheon meat, canned soy beef minced, canned refined beef, instant coffee (Mc's), orange flavor / orange flavor instant powder ( It's "Guozhen"), Hershey's hot chocolate powder...what else chewing gum, napkins, spoons, cigarettes...In short, there are everything, far more abundant than the German army, so that ordinary German soldiers are willing to raid the US military's supply truck. See if you can find something delicious....
The field food of the US military during World War II has been classified and standardized. What kind of field rations can be supplied in any battlefield environment.
The US Army’s "Class D" field food, which contains the famous "Herssey" chocolate, is usually rationed to tank soldiers and pilots, and when airborne troops fight Also rationed.
The battle competition is consumption! Including field foodWhoever has sufficient supply of products, large arms manufacturing capacity, and abundant human resources can win the final victory!
The "Tiger" tank was one of the best tanks during World War II. Any Allied tank would shun it when seeing it, but the output is too small compared to the "Sherman" and T-34. "A hero can't stand a lot of people"! Tactically, it failed to win the war! From the perspective of the supply and abundance of field food, the national strength of Germany and the United States is too far apart! Therefore, Germany's defeat in World War II is inevitable.
The famous German staple food brown bread! It is on the same level as Russian brown bread, that is, whole wheat flour does not remove the bran at all... the taste is coarse, the taste is sour and slightly bitter.. .Compared with the exquisite sweets in our current "West Point Store" where high-gluten flour, cream and nuts are baked and then sprinkled with icing sugar! Before Germany entered industrial civilization, the lower classes could only eat This, after entering the industrial society, living standards have improved. It is necessary to apply some cream and honey on brown bread to increase the taste, but Germany does not have so much pure cream and pure honey, and then margarine and artificial honey appear... Therefore, these two man-made things are also included in the German field food ration.
Chicory, the head is the "magnolia vegetable" sold in our supermarket. The taste and texture are similar to the "baby vegetable". The root of this plant is the so-called "coffee radish". After being cut and dried, after slow-fire roasting and coking, it is ground into "artificial coffee". Its taste is very close to real coffee beans, but there is no caffeine in it, which has no refreshing effect... Germans even use acorns ( The fruit of the oak tree) makes "artificial coffee".
Opening the food industry processing books, you will find that many artificial foods and food additives were invented by Germans. In addition to the aforementioned, saccharin is alsoIt was invented by the Germans (refined from coal tar)! The Germans invented many artificial food substitutes under the conditions of extreme material scarcity, but these artificial products are just a symbol of material shortage! Therefore, they are not qualified to launch a war of the level of the world war, and they will never become a superpower! The reason is congenital deficiency.