How did soldiers eat on the front and families at home during wartime?

Poppies_in_the_Sunset_on_Lake_GenevaWe will be taking time today to remember those that have come before and what they did in sacrifice to shape a world for their children.

In trying to honour memories either close to home or trying to imagine for many of us it is helpful to think about daily life.  Nothing is done more on a daily basis than eating, so here are a few items you might find interesting to help you connect.

The Canada War museum has some wonderful online photo archives. This one is about daily routines in the trenches, here are a couple guys having lunch.

Ever wonder what they actually ate on the front?  Here is a blog on various official recipes.

What about at home? This is a fascinating pdf of a booklet given to Canadian families in 1940 by the CMA (Canadian Medical Association) with weekly amounts and prices for families of various sizes.

The Canadian Army does research into rations and recipe development. Here is a recent look at what new meal items they may have in the future.

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