East German Rations

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East German Rations

Post by rationtin440 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:18 am

Just curious if anyone has ever come across or has any info on the rations of the former East German army? I'm doubting that there are many rations, if any, left anywhere.

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Re: East German Rations

Post by biscuits brown » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:43 am

There is a whole thread on here somewhere about them.Housil scored a whole boxed ration. East Germany army was abbreviated to NVA I think in German.
I at first thought it was Vietnamese :| :roll: :oops:
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Re: East German Rations

Post by Bypah » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:21 pm

NVA= Nationale VolksArmee :mrgreen:
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Re: East German Rations

Post by Big_jo » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:28 am

Our friend Kato has posted videos on the subject:





You definitely have to be careful with something this old! :shock:

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Re: East German Rations

Post by Stef » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:05 am

Hi,
"Jagdwurst" I hope they didn't sell their old stock to France for the RCIR's "pâté de cerf" :mrgreen:
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Re: East German Rations

Post by Treesuit » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:59 pm

WOW! That is one destroyed box, I wonder how much he paid for it? :shock:

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Re: East German Rations

Post by rationtin440 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:24 am

Thanks guys, I completely forgot about the reviews that housil and others had posted. Mebbe it was just the communist way or maybe their rations people got a really good deal, but it seems that Soviet and East German rations had alot of liver-containing stuff. Of course they did not follow the example of us corrupt and decadent western capitalists :roll: and did not seem to add near as many snack, drink mix, and dessert items to their rations. "Morale items" must be a foreign concept to them----oh wait they did get free cigarettes didn't they? :lol: :roll:

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Re: East German Rations

Post by housil » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:40 pm

rationtin440 wrote:oh wait they did get free cigarettes didn't they? :lol: :roll:
Nope...

See the (German) packing list of NVA K-ration:
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No cigarettes mentioned :cry:

I didn´t see any into the "communists" rations I have.
rationtin440 wrote: had alot of liver-containing stuff

Liver pate is very common over here. :P

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Re: East German Rations

Post by rationtin440 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:12 am

Actually housil I believe I was mistaken, I remamber reading something about E. German and Soviet troops receiving free cigarettes but it may have been in their version of a field canteen (canteen referring to a rest area prior to being deployed into combat).

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Re: East German Rations

Post by housil » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:19 am

rationtin440 wrote:...Soviet troops receiving free cigarettes
Be glad you never had to smoke "Russian" cigarrets made from their own tabaco called "Machorka".

They don´t need a warning on their packages... Image

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