Old French Ration

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Old French Ration

Post by Claire » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:16 am

Anyone know what would be in here? Thanks for any information
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by cap174 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:21 am

From what I can see, probably 3 types of biscuits
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by koreyyy1 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:25 pm

Claire wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:16 am
Anyone know what would be in here? Thanks for any information
"pain de gurre"

Bread of military, as cap said probably just biscuits
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by Smitty » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:40 pm

All I could find was this mention: " In the early days, the French MREs contained two valuable assets, which soldiers often used as a currency: "Gauloises Troupes" cigarettes and sugar-cane rum made from Africa or the French Indies. Both were removed in the mid-1980s as part of a wider government crackdown on smoking and drinking." - https://www.wsj.com/articles/french-mil ... 1394078508

Wouldn't that be cool.

So cool, thanks for sharing, Claire
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by Smitty » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:58 pm

http://17thdivision.tripod.com/thepeace ... t/id9.html

Reference to the bread

viewtopic.php?t=5063

Reference to the Menu "T" for Temperate
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by Smitty » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:11 pm

and finally, as I run out of things to google, here is a link to some photos of what is in a Menu C (Hot Climate).

http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t72833- ... e-inconnue
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by Claire » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:57 am

Thanks for all that info smitty :)

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Re: Old French Ration

Post by soulflysi » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:07 am

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Re: Old French Ration

Post by Smitty » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:49 pm

soulflysi wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:07 am
Awesome photos
Dude! That’s excellent! Thanks for sharing
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Re: Old French Ration

Post by cap174 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:10 pm

soulflysi wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:07 am
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Wow thats awesome! Where'd you get it? I'd be interested in trading something for it :D
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