These chocolate bars certainly served as a morale boost when on the front, where resources had to be limited. Because of its caffeine and high calorie content, it was a reliable source of energy for soldiers on the front.Chocolate consumption among Americans dates back to colonial times—George Washington and the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War would have consumed chocolate as a hot beverage, for example. War Department collaborated with chocolate manufacturers to produce Ration D bars, especially suitable for extreme temperatures sometimes encountered on the front.Nazi Germany’s well-known obsession with creating a master Aryan race led to many atrocities.But from these same sinister motives came research that may have had health benefits for the German people during World War II—studies on the dangers of smoking that led to the most advanced anti-tobacco campaign of its time.But anti-smoking measures were not confined to universities and research labs.Under Nazi rule, Germany launched the first and most broadly reaching anti-smoking campaign of modern times.
While in the 82nd Airborne Division fighting in Belgium and the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden, he received field rations, a most spartan variant being the K-ration. My grandfather's fondness for the rationed chocolate bars was so great that he would even trade cigarettes for more chocolate.He is a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he majored in History and Broadcasting.The Business of Chocolate: From Bean to Drink is a free daytime program. They were to be eaten slowly to supply maximum energy.