Field Bakery

The German army relied heavily on a daily ration of Bread.  The bread issued to the German soldiers was called Kommissbrot which is a dark bread made from rye and wheat flours often supplemented with other grains and fillers. The bread often was baked in dedicated bakeries and shipped to the front. However, the German military employed two designs of field Bakeries. The first style originates during ww1 and is shaped like an oval. It was typically transported by horses. These typically have wagon type wheels. The second type was developed during ww2 and is much more rectangular andy typically has pneumatic tires for vehicular transportation. 

These photographs were taken from a number of online sources and auction sites.  They are presented here for educational purposes.  

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