To raise the morale of troops participating in battles, as well as to get them additional calories, the Wehrmacht had additional food rations.
According to German officers, such rations were received by the troops 4-5 times a month.
There were 3 main types of packages:
- "Nur für Frontkämpfer im Infanterieverband" - Only for front-line infantry units
- "Zusatzverpflegung für Frontkämpfer im Infanterieverband" - Additional rations for front-line infantry units
- "Für Frontkämpfer im Großkampf" - For front-line soldiers involved in major battles
The contents of the boxes may have varied, but they were mostly about the same:
- Chocolate bar
- Pack of cookies
- Fruit bar
- Packing candy
- Chocolate caramel
- Pack of cigarettes (6 PCs.)
- Match Boxes
The shape of the boxes also varied slightly, but had a distinctive feature: it was made of light cardboard and had red stripes and a red inscription-the name.
Source of information: Jim Pool and Thomas Bock. Ration of the German Wehrmacht in World War II.