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Hrana na bojiščih 1. svetovne vojne
Food on World War I battlefields

experiences of Slovene soldiers

Author(s): Rok Stergar
Subject(s): Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Austria-Hungary;world war I; food;Slovenian soldiers;sustenance; Austro-Hungarian Empire;

Summary/Abstract: The sustenance of soldiers on the battlefield had always been very important and a great challenge for the supply and support branch of the military, at the same time. Inadequate food not only left soldiers physically weak but also dispirited. The supply of food for Austro-Hungarian soldiers in World War I failed to keep up with the demand, so they were often hungry, especially during the last three years of the war. An analysis of diaries, memoires, and letters of Slovene soldiers enables an insight in their experiences and also identifies different factors that affected them.

  • Issue Year: 55/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 22-53
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Slovenian