To supply hot meals to Wehrmacht soldiers in the field, field kitchens were set up for food preparation. Qualified chefs were in charge of these operations, assisted by assistants. The cooked food was distributed directly into the soldiers’ pots or in special large thermoses (to be delivered to units located at a certain distance from the kitchen).
The Wehrmacht used different types of field kitchens: large kitchens to cook for a number of soldiers between 125 and 225, and smaller kitchens to serve between 60 and 125 people. These were transported either in trailers behind automobiles or by teams of horses. They were also installed on the rear of trucks, such as the AHN trucks manufactured in France and present in the extensive fleet of the Wehrmacht. The soldiers’ creativity earned them the nickname ‘Gulaschkanone’ (‘Gulasch cannon’).
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