Buy Bonds – and K Rations

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The K-ration was an individual daily combat food ration which was introduced by the United States Army during World War II. It provided three separately boxed meal units: breakfast, dinner (lunch) and supper (dinner).

More than most American homeless might count on, nowadays.

3 thoughts on “Buy Bonds – and K Rations

  1. Joe says:

    For the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944 sixty million K rations were provided, which were intended to be enough to feed the invaders for a month. Each ration supplied 2,830 calories, which was supposed to be able to supply the soldiers with enough energy for an entire day, but that was found to be inadequate in actual combat conditions.

  2. Memento mortuis says:

    Members of I-Company, U.S. 347th Infantry Regiment; 87th Inf. Div. pause for a meal before fighting in the Ardennes at Moircy, Belgium, during The Battle of the Bulge, January 1945

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