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What Does an Army March On? Its Stomach…

The New York Times has published a list of the various army rations fed to the troops of different countries – and which have various barter values between the soldiers keen to give their tastebuds a break from the monotony of home-grown (or at least packed) food rations.  Aussies are issued with Vegemite and the Brits get lamb curry (which the NYT claims is “Britain’s current culinary obsession). Some food items have legendary with special powers (the ability to induce constipation), whilst others are seen as bad luck, and routinely discarded.

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See photos of the different packs in a visualization that is somewhere between lab shelving and art installation.


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