Original U.S. WWII 5-in-1 Small Detachment Ration - Unissued

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Available. The Ration, Small Detachment, 5-in-1, was designed for use by small groups of military personnel to prepare hot meals with basic cooking facilities, or where larger groups may be divided into units of 5 to 10 for feeding purposes.

The initial thinking for the Ration, Small Detachment, 5-in-1 was its usefulness for armored vehicle crews in combat, gun crews widely separated from battery HQ kitchens, or for troops traveling by rail without kitchen cars. The first version of the 5-in-1 was issued in 1942, early in World War II, along with the 10-in-1 ration. The 5-in-1 saw action successfully in North Africa and was produced in volume during 1943. Then it was de-emphasized relative to the 10-in-1. Following World War II, the 10-in-1 was eventually deemed less flexible and its program ended in 1948.

This is a portion of a genuine 5-in-1 ration set and contains the following WWII items, all items remain unopened:

- One Pack Camel Cigarettes.

- 2 x Packs Lucky Strike Cigarettes.

- 8 x Enriched Sweet Chocolate Bars.

- 4 x Ready to Eat Cereal Blocks.

- 3 x Wrigley's Chewing Gum

- 5 x Packs Coca Powdered Beverage

- 3 x Large Packs Granulated Sugar.

- One pack salt.

- 3 x Caramel Nougat Bars.

- 2 x Chocolate "Tootsie Roll" Bars

- 4 x Matchbooks

- Twist Key Can Opener

- Non-woven fabric for use with cooking utensils.

- Water purification tablets (Chlorine!)


Idiot Clause - the contents of this kit are pre-1945 manufacture and are NOT suitable for consumption. They are being sold as novelty collector pieces only. Even though some people on YouTube have tried. Yuk!

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