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#1 shep854

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 0820 AM

A bit of fun, tasty history from 'Task & Purpose':

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How The Navy’s Ban On Booze Birthed A Million-Dollar Floating Ice Cream Parlor

 

"Though the Navy only formally banned alcohol for six years until the advent of Prohibition, went wild for ice cream… and stayed that way for generations. Ice cream only gained more cultural significance as a salve for low troop morale during the long overseas deployments World War II."


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 0824 AM

LOL i remember "Run silent, run deep", they had ice-cream in the submarines and i thought damn Americans so spoiled.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 0836 AM

LOL i remember "Run silent, run deep", they had ice-cream in the submarines and i thought damn Americans so spoiled.

I remember that as well.  Wheeling and dealing for ice cream is a common feature in WWII books & movies.

Just don't get between Brits and their BV... :D



#4 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 0253 AM

There was going to be an  'ice cream machine' as an optional bit of kit for US Submarines in Silent Hunter 4, but they never finished it.  I always thought Ubisoft never really pushed that series as far as they could.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 0527 AM

From my years of "78-"87 and where I was at ice cream wasn't that big of a deal. Neither the U.S.S. Fairfax County or the U.S.S. Saipan had an ice cream "dispensary." Naval Hospital Okinawa had a popular soft-serve machine though. Fresh milk though, was highly sought after.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 0927 AM

Sometime in late January - early February 1945, my Dad's battalion was bivouacked in a former Belgian ice cream factory. One of the NCOs civilian career was making ice cream...I'm sure you can put the rest together.  :D  They pooled the battalions powdered egg and milk rations and started making ice cream and then as other units got wind of it they started making more...for a slight fee.  :D  Evidently it was a pretty good business for the short while they were there...


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 1510 PM

Sometime in late January - early February 1945, my Dad's battalion was bivouacked in a former Belgian ice cream factory. One of the NCOs civilian career was making ice cream...I'm sure you can put the rest together.  :D  They pooled the battalions powdered egg and milk rations and started making ice cream and then as other units got wind of it they started making more...for a slight fee.  :D  Evidently it was a pretty good business for the short while they were there...

Good old Yankee ingenuity and initiative. :D




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