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► Photothread: Field Kitchens in Context

Post by garlock » 30 Apr 2009 01:05

I do not have close photos of field kitchen equipment, but I do have a couple of field kitchens in context, demonstrating in what types of environments soldaten might have encountered them.

The photo among buildings I have posted previously for another purpose, I believe. Note the man sleeping in the truck bed to the right. Also, note the French helmet in the right foreground. The field kitchen is the truck to the left rear. Perhaps that is a supply truck to the right of the field kitchen.

The other photo shows a makeshift surface placed over boggy ground with two vehicles, one of which is the well tarpaulined field kitchen. Note the shovel attached to the side of the field kitchen vehicle, a common sight on many trucks, etc.

Of course, I have to sneak in a request for any and all vehicle identifications. I'll bet that the field kitchen truck on the bridge is a Henschell.

And, of course, thanks for the information in "Cargo Truck Question" thread which motivated me to start this thread.

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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Apr 2009 10:28

Hi Garlock,

I think that the trucks of your second photo are a Krupp L3H 163 and a Ford BB perhaps.

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Post by SIS 5 » 01 May 2009 16:40

Ho John,

a good idea to start this thread with field kitchens. So I will post a pic of an Einheitsdiesel with a field kitchen.
(source: "Militärfahrzeuge of the Wehrmacht" by Kurt Rieger and Uwe Feist).

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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by garlock » 02 May 2009 02:20

A field kitchen and/or its environs would have served sometimes as a social nexus, so its value and function can be seen as potentially being more than physically sustaining.

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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by Bill 13 » 02 May 2009 09:45

Good Day
Source Life.
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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by ilfil » 02 May 2009 15:48

Some such vital vehicles can be found also in the thread on horse-drawn wagons here:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7&t=152124
"...and on the 8th day He made truck so that man, made on 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night."

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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by Sturm78 » 02 May 2009 17:20

Hi all,

Other photo of a german field kitchen (from Ebay) belonging to the 205 Inf.Div.

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Post by ilfil » 02 May 2009 18:57

Being in a somewhat patriotic mood have here another two pics of Gulaschkannone in action from me. Bulgarian army but German origin again.

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Post by Bill 13 » 02 May 2009 20:34

Good Day
Change of ownership.
Source Osprey Men at Arms Luftwaffe Field Divisions.
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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by ilfil » 03 May 2009 08:23

Good pic, Bill, thanks! I've spotted on it one who most probably wouldn't eat. :lol:
"...and on the 8th day He made truck so that man, made on 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night."

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Re: field kitchens in context

Post by sir dude » 05 May 2009 23:45

Just wondering what the standard meals would be on one of those field kitchens in 44. Compared to US rations' ,the average GI would not be impressed with soup.- but what a great photo, Bill. Heres one in icy Russia.
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Post by sir dude » 06 May 2009 05:11

This one.ebay.
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Post by garlock » 06 May 2009 12:47

Adrian, try this site:

http://www.dererstezug.com/IronRation.htm

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Post by sir dude » 06 May 2009 23:38

Many thanks John The midday meal sound great,I didn't realized they served coffee as well.Yum!
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