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by OtisRNeedleman
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: a most horrific scene... not for the weak of heart
Replies: 10
Views: 6494

Re: a most horrific scene... not for the weak of heart

Two other Russian/Belarusian movies.

The Brest Fortress

Come and See

Both available on YouTube.
by OtisRNeedleman
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: God save the queen
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: God save the queen

Indeed. A class act. Her son has some huge shoes to fill.
by OtisRNeedleman
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Every Cigarette Brand used in the MCI from 59, till the end in 72

Very nice. Never heard of Cavalier or Triumph cigarettes.
by OtisRNeedleman
Sun May 22, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: 2022 Russian IRP-PR Individual Intermediate Dry Ration Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

Re: 2022 Russian IRP-PR Individual Intermediate Dry Ration Review

Great presentation. Thanks! Yeah, someone in Russia, likely a bunch of someones, preferred to make some hard currency instead of providing these to the Russian soldiers. That's why they went into Ukraine with rations that had expired years ago.
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: T-18s in Bastogne
Replies: 10
Views: 3272

Re: T-18s in Bastogne

Great pics, indeed. Thanks much!

Found the display of tobacco products very striking. Have never smoked myself, so am always amazed at how much people smoked at that time. Am interested in containers, found the Lucky Strike round and flat cans notable.
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: British ORP Menu Spreadsheet
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: British ORP Menu Spreadsheet

Thanks!
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: 2019 TOTM
Replies: 2
Views: 4232

2019 TOTM

Was hungry and didn't know what I wanted to eat. Saw a loose TOTM and grabbed it. Date on commissary sales tag was 23 November 19. Figured it would be okay. Entree was spaghetti and meat sauce. Remember, the TOTM isn't quite as much food as an MRE, but costs only about half as much. First, prepared ...
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: Ate a TOTM last night.
Replies: 1
Views: 4282

Ate a TOTM last night.

Bought this one at the commissary as a single meal, not as part of a case. Had the one with ravioli and meat sauce. Ravioli was okay. The Cheezits snack crackers were just crumbs. The oatmeal cookie was as hard as a rock and I didn't bother eating it. Tried the orange drink but no matter how much I ...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE Heaven
Replies: 40
Views: 32373

Re: MRE Heaven

Teddydogno1 wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:59 pm
What is the current commissary price?

rob
About $117 for a case of MREs, half that for TOTMs. Bought a case of TOTMs some months back at our commissary.

Single TOTM goes for $4.25, MRE double that.
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: French ration
Replies: 3
Views: 5242

Re: French ration

On the top, "ouvrir" means "open"

On the bottom "armee de l'air" means "air force". Other lines, roughly translated, mean "unitized survival ration", and "each unit contains two rations".