War Diaries Talk


  • 141Dial34 by 141Dial34

    Daily diet!


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Interesting. I'd guess that by the standards of the time, this was pretty decent.


  • DZM by DZM admin

    Soooooo much tea. 😃


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    I notice that it just says "stewed meat" without specifying what type of meat it was. Interesting.


  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    Yes, many men filled out considerably while serving due to much better food. It was on top of your pay too (and you didn't pay for your accommodation), so a powerful incentive to sign up for many, particularly as many companies laid-off workers at the start of the war, and it was traditionally a quiet time of year in some jobs such as mining (as demand for coal was lower than in the winter).