Hungry History

Category: World War II

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D-Day Rations: How Chocolate Helped Win the War

What did Allied troops storming the beaches at Normandy carry in their knapsacks for sustenance?

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The Wartime Origins of the M&M

Did you know the hugely popular popular candy got its start during World War II?

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America’s Patriotic Victory Gardens

During both World Wars, America’s agricultural production became a powerful military tool.

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Food Rationing in Wartime America

Find out more about wartime restrictions and try out a popular ration recipe.