iron rations


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iron rations

pl n
(Military) emergency food supplies, esp for military personnel in action. See also C rations, K ration, MRE
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iron rations

nplviveri mpl di riserva
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In pursuit of the Turks, battalions from the 53rd supported by other units moved forward on November 6th, a week after Beersheba had been taken, each man carrying two water bottles, 170 rounds of ammunition, the unconsumed portion of the day's ration, an extra day's ration and iron rations.
French troops also received iron rations in the form of tins of boeuf bouille (boiled beef).
EXHIBITS: A German helmet and Iron Cross, left, and barbed wire, munitions and iron rations, below, are among the items on display at Birkenhead Park visitors' centre Below, left: Kings' Regiment badges are also on show
In this miserable recession, many of us are on iron rations.
Through January and February of 1943, the little party starved on the plateau living mainly on iron rations from one shot reindeer.
POLAR explorer wally Herbert plans to forget the iron rations he needs (or hit; next expedition when he opens the Boat and Leisure Show tomorrow.
Three: Which retiree suggested that Lee Enterprises would put the Post on iron rations in order to retire its debt?
It was delivered to us like slices of pemmican, iron rations of compressed information.
These plans, however, seldom came to fruition and more often than not the men were forced to fall back on their iron rations.
EVERYONE R was glad when that order was issued; the only things we had to carry now, besides rifle and ammunition, were an extra pair of socks and our iron rations which consisted of four army biscuits, a pound tin of bully beef, and a small quantity of tea and sugar.
In this miserable recession, many Britons are on iron rations.
Cameron's putting most of Downturn Britain on iron rations - and sacking the rest.