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Punch Cartoon 77

This full page cartoon was published in Punch exactly one hundred years ago.

According to Wikipedia: “Tommy Atkins or Thomas Atkins has been used as a generic name for a common British soldier for many years. 234 more words

First World War

Japan Is Not Lovin' The Coming Fries Shortage At Its McDonald's Franchises

A few good friends of mine travel most of the year for work, and while the lifestyle appears glamorous to untraveled pedestrians like myself, they generally despise it for the longs hours logged away from home. 266 more words

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Even above music, food is the most common conversation in the field. “What did you last eat before coming here?”, “What’s the first thing you’ll eat when you’re out?”, “What are you eating tonight?”, are all frequent questions along with what they miss the most, recipes they’ve made in the field, and which phase meal is the best. 969 more words


Poem: The forgotten

Line us up.
Line us up and check us in.
Check us out and hand us our cheques.
“You. Not you. You. Not you.” 295 more words


November 21, 1944


Flew missions combat missions on the 15th, 16th and 18th. No missions yet this week. Gun cleaning, flying early and late. Food for the week awful, including C rations, K rations and dehydrated foods such as beets and potatoes. 323 more words

Waste Not, Want Not

I think as a country we waste a lot of food now because we have so much choice and maybe we can afford to do so, but we really can’t. 437 more words

Folks learn about wartime rations

AUSTIN, Minn. – It is hard to imagine these days, but during the World Wars people were forced to cut back on things like food. 157 more words

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