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The field kitchen or Feldküche was a highly valuable part of the German army. These were commonly called Gulaschkanone (Goulash Cannon) because when the stove pipe was stowed for transport it resembled a towed artillery piece. This mobile stove provided soldiers at least one hot meal every day when it was possible.
The Germans employed two different single-cauldron varieties of field kitchens-- the Feldküche Kleine (Small) and the Feldküche Grosse (large). Once Czechoslovakia was annexed they also made extensive use of three-cauldron Czech field kitchens. All three of these varieties were equipped with either wagon wheels for horse transportation and pneumatic tires for motorized transportation. The wagon wheeled variety can often be found in the backs of trucks which allowed them to be transported along with a motorized unit.
These photographs were taken from a number of online sources and auction sites. They are presented here for educational purposes.
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