Friday, November 10, 2023
WWI and WWII bakers and cookery schools
A World War II school in the desert in Egypt used ovens out of petrol tins and oil drums. Both images from Library of Congress.
"Wanted! 500 bakers for the U.S. Army, (also 100 cooks). If you can bake bread Uncle Sam wants you – if you can’t bake bread Uncle Sam will teach you how in a Government School. A Bakery Company consists of 61 men so that you and your "pals" can join the same unit and bake and break bread together. Enlist for the war - Bakers pay $33 to $45 per month with clothing, food, quarters and medical attention. Ages 18 to 45."
On this Veteran's Day, or Remembrance Day in the UK, November 11, let us remember those who served.
Rationing taped talks HERE
Bakers past posts HERE
Military past posts HERE
Ovens past posts HERE
UPCOMING TALKS deleted
CALENDAR OF VIRTUAL FOOD HISTORY TALKS HERE
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