German army field kitchens

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German army field kitchens

Post by Ianh » 18 May 2007 08:24

Reenactment group in Australia is wanting to construct a functioning replica field kitchen. Would very much appreciate the following information.
Any links to websites with relevent information.
Any know publications worth buying.
Any schematics/diagrams measurements.
Recipes that were typical of the time and were favourites with the troops (If thats possible!)
Thanks

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Post by simondodkins » 18 May 2007 09:58

There is a dutch website that claims to have some originals for sale, but it has not been updated in sometime and when I called the guy he told me perhaps sometime in September he might have some.....that was last September!!

http://www.milweb.net/go/groenwoud/


As for what they ate, below is a copy of the last menu for the garrison stationed on Elizabeth Castle, Jersey. It seems that Goulasche and Noodle Soup were the mainstays. They also seem to have eaten their main meal at midday and simply had coffee in the evenings. KEM is some type of breakfast cerial as I understand it.

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Post by Panzermacher » 19 May 2007 03:55

simondodkins wrote:
They also seem to have eaten their main meal at midday and simply had coffee in the evenings.
???, Germans still eat like this today, that's why the Evening Meal is called "Abendbrot" which normally consists of bread, cheese & meats, perhaps a salad, and a hot beverage or abendessen (for a hot meal) on the rare occassions someone has been working all day & was unable to have the Mittagessen.

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Post by Panzermacher » 19 May 2007 04:07

Actually, nähkampfen were the odd ones out, since they mostly ate after the pickets were in place & after the wounded & dead had been taken care of, it's also safer for the ration carriers.

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Post by jbaum » 19 May 2007 22:18

I'm about 2/3 done with translating the 1941 German army issued field cookbook. It has many recipes in it, but no details about the field kitchet itself. I should have the field cookbook done by the end of June. The original is 120 pages. Check my website - I'll post it when it's in print.

Does anyone know what the "wolf" was on the field kitchen? It seems to be some sort of mixer and was used to make fish balls according to the manual. I like to keep my translations as accurate as possible, so a better description is in order for this item.

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John@GermanManuals.com

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Post by craigob » 19 May 2007 23:10

we have a working field kitchen..Look for the GAP pics in the events thread

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Post by Wehrmann » 20 May 2007 10:48

John, i think that you are searching for an Fleischwolf (meat grinder).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_grinder

Here is our Feldküche (Gulaschkanone). Schlachtekessel statt Kesselschlacht. :lol:

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Post by craigob » 20 May 2007 13:33

heres ours

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and the sani checking the meal.

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some of the bext things i have eaten have come that field kichen:)

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Post by Sgt.Steiner » 20 May 2007 17:28

Here is ours:
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Post by jbaum » 20 May 2007 20:57

A meat grinder. Yes, that makes perfect sense with the translation. My mother has a meat grinder just like the one in the picture from Wikipedia. She got it from her grandmother. I remember using it to grind meat when I was young.

Thanks to the members on this board. You're a great source of information to keep my translations accurate.

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Post by JohannAC44 » 21 May 2007 18:31

I look forward to that manual Jbaum! My girl makes a killer apfelkuken!!! I bet thats not in there.

But seriously, that should be a great manual. Let us know when its done.

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Post by pzrwest » 22 May 2007 03:18

I have a nice recipe my uboot friend Edgar gave me to make rotkohl it's great. His wife Helga gave us a recipe for a flat type cake with plums in it and sprimled with granulated sugar then they top it with whipped cream mmmm tastey

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Post by Panzermacher » 22 May 2007 15:32

jbaum wrote:I'm about 2/3 done with translating the 1941 German army issued field cookbook. It has many recipes in it, but no details about the field kitchet itself. I should have the field cookbook done by the end of June. The original is 120 pages. Check my website - I'll post it when it's in print.

Thanks,

John@GermanManuals.com

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I have photo copies of H.Dv. 86/1 from 1939, M.Dv. Nr. 595 & L. Dv. 86/1 from 1940, I just don't have the time to translate it, I also have a rather extensive article with a weekly menu from a WW I Kriegsmarine Barracks, also in German.......

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Post by JohannAC44 » 22 May 2007 15:54

Incidentally, if anyone has a German field kitchen for sale we might be interested. Especially if it has the solid rim wheels with 600x22 tires! They look like this:

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OR if you know where I can get some please let me know.

Thanks!

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