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(Here is what the description on the board reads)

 

 

K-RATIONS – A SOLDIERS MEAL IN THE FIELD


THE K-RATION WAS AN INDIVIDUAL DAILY COMBAT FOOD RATION WHICH WAS INTRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING WORLD WAR II. THE K-RATION PROVIDED THREE SEPARATELY BOXED MEAL UNITS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW:

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  • Breakfast Unit: canned entree veal (early version), canned chopped ham and eggs (all subsequent versions), biscuits, dextrose or malted milk tablets (early version), dried fruit bar, premixed oatmeal cereal (late version) Halazone water purification tablets, a four-pack of cigarettes, Dentyne or Wrigley chewing gum, instant coffee, a packet of toilet paper tissues, and sugar (granulated, cubed, or compressed).

  • Dinner Unit: canned entree pork luncheon meat (early version), canned processed American cheese, Swiss and American cheese, or bacon and cheese (cheese entree all subsequent versions), biscuits, 15 Dextrose or malted milk (diastatic malt) tablets (early) or five caramels (late), sugar (granulated, cubed, or compressed), salt packet, a four-pack of cigarettes and a matchbook, chewing gum, and a powdered beverage packet (lemon (c.1940), orange (c. 1943), or grape (c. 1945) flavor).

  • Supper Unit: canned meat, consisting of cervelat sausage (early version), either pork luncheon meat with carrot or apple (first issue), beef and pork loaf (second issue); biscuits; a 2-ounce (57 g) D ration emergency chocolate bar (early version), Tropical bar, or (in temperate climates) commercial sweet chocolate bar (late version), a packet of toilet paper tissues; a four-pack of cigarettes, chewing gum, and a bouillon packet (cube or powder).

In total, the three meals provided about 8,000 calories and 79 grams of protein. depending upon components. The soldiers generally hated them.

SHOWN HERE ARE THE THREE MEALS WITH VARIOUS CONTENTS FROM THE LIST ABOVE.

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