Oct 29 2008 - 8:41am. The crust was tough, and the bread itself was hardly ever fresh. World War II: For Liberty: A World War II soldier's inspiring life story of courage, sacrifice, survival and resilience - Kindle edition by Befeler, Mike, Lopinto, Lidia. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. MMMMMM sawdust bread!!! In the kitchen, home cooks found thrifty ways to stretch the family’s food. [4] On top of being smaller than the prewar loaves, the National Loaf was gray in color and had a texture like sawdust. By Richard A. Beranty. There is a Russian saying “heard some ringing, but not knows, from where it goes”. A rumor that the bread increased people’s sex drives was almost certainly spread on purpose. The World War II years were all about making do with less. These recipes are offered as I found them in the 1916 edition of the Manual for Army Bakers. They only thing I have done is to list the ingredients in a table for easier reading and to use standard abbreviations for weights and measures. [4] On top of being smaller than the prewar loaves, the National Loaf was gray in color and had a texture like sawdust. On some days the markets never … MMMMMM sawdust bread!!! World War II In World War II , Ersatzbrot (substitute bread) made of potato starch , frequently stretched with extenders such as sawdust, was furnished to soldiers as Kommissbrot , a dark German bread baked from rye and other flours used for military rations , [5] [6] and also to prisoners of war . The Germans Fed the sawdust bread to the Jews. Eventually, a person’s daily ration was equivalent to a small portion of bread, about the size of a bar of soap, or a handful of flour—much of it stretched by dust or other non-food items. They didn't eat it themselves. The government put out propaganda to get people to like it. A rumor that the bread increased people’s sex drives was almost certainly spread on purpose. Log in or register to post comments; PaddyL. Where did you get this idea? the fed it to the Jews because it did not have a lot of calories in it so they would probably die of starvation. Are you kidding or seriously misinformed? All of the bread consumed by the troops had to be baked by post bakeries or the field bakery company. The U.S. didn’t have near the same problems with sawdust in bread as Europe because wheat was so abundant, McDonald said. As days went by, rations shrank. 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