Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MRE's around the world

French soldiers get cassoulet in their field rations, which isn't really surprising, but kind of cool from this blog's perspective. Unfortunately, according to the related article, French rations are experiencing some depreciation (originally trading at 5 to 1) in the face of the Americans' "hamburgers, chili, peanut butter, candy"... which are described as "fun"... sigh. Though I suppose I can't really deny the sentiment, it is kind of cooler to think of our GI's trading away their hamburgers for French food.

Regardless, it's a pretty neat photo-essay from the New York Times that's worth the click.