Central Prisoners of War Committee - Standard Parcels of Food

Central Prisoners of War Committee - Standard Parcels of Food
RBKC Local Studies
This page was added on 15/06/2015.

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  • This website is extremely educational and interesting if you want to learn about the experiences of world war 1

    By Hiba Nouri (01/07/2015)
  • This letter is about standard food parcels for prisoners of war in Germany. A typical parcel would contain jam, tea, biscuits and other necessary toiletries. The letter was written close towards the end of WW1, in 1917- a year before the end of World War One.

    By Taslima (01/07/2015)
  • It was an insightful view into the experiences of prisoners of war. This letter also informs the reader about the harsh nutrition standards of food packages.
    this is a letter to other care committies expressing the concern evolving around nutrition in the war prisons. During ww1 in the time which this document was written, America were joining the triple alliance. This .

    By Maya (01/07/2015)
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    By Alaa El-Hannach (01/07/2015)
  • It was an insightful view into the experiences of prisoners of war. This letter also informs the reader about the harsh nutrition standards of food packages.
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    By Jimbob (01/07/2015)
  • Many wrote letters home to tell family and friends that they were starving. Although their loved ones sent them supplies, many packages did not reach their destination or were poorly packed. Others had secret messages hidden in the food, so they were destroyed by the German forces. They received three tins of beef
    1/4 pound of tea
    1/4 pound of cocoa
    two pounds of biscuits
    two tins of cheese or loaf goods
    one tin of dripping
    two tins of milk
    50 cigarettes

    By Andrew Finer (01/07/2015)
  • Every prisoner would receive an adequate supply of food and clothing. Parcels of food, each weighing about 10 pounds, were delivered fortnightly to every prisoner who had been registered.

    three tins of beef
    1/4 pound of tea
    1/4 pound of cocoa
    two pounds of biscuits
    two tins of cheese or loaf goods
    one tin of dripping
    two tins of milk
    50 cigarettes

    Each parcel contained enough food to keep two men going for approximately one week. The Red Cross was permitted to keep a total of 12,000 of these emergency parcels at any one time in the various German prisoner-of-war camps.

    By Benjamin (01/07/2015)

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