Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

If a field kitchen can pump out 10,000 chicken souvlakis per hour, would that be enough to feel the troops on the eastern front+ prisoners ?

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To feed**

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  • 2 months ago

    Field messes were not serving fancy meals, not even souvlaki, which might have made a few volunteer.  Lucky if most meals were edible

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Ten thousand men standing in formation would require about 90,000 square meters. That's 9 hectares. For you Americans that's 22 acres. At the height of the fighting the Germans had nearly 4 million men on the Eastern Front. That means that it would take 400 hours to prepare just one meal for each man. That means that the kitchen could produce one ration for every man per week, if it were the only kitchen, which is what you're implying with this question. You won't get great results feeding your men once a week. Not to mention that the Eastern Front was around 3,000 kilometers across - that's over 1,850 miles. Imagine someone in San Antonio calling a pizzeria in Brooklyn and ordering a pizza. I don't think it would get there in 30 minutes or less. 4 million men standing in formation would occupy an area roughly half the size of Manhattan Island. No, a kitchen capable of making 10,000 rations would be a drop in the bucket in a campaign like that. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    240,000 Sovlakis per day for 3+ million Nazis + 4 million soviet prisoners.

    Only 3.4% of the men would be fed per day. 

  • 2 months ago

    What?  Are you talking about WW2?  Then, no.

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