One Hour in the Past E403 – Military Rations


Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise! Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!

This season on One Hour in the Past, we are cooking up some food fun! Each episode this season takes down the research rabbit stew of food and food related topics! We will also be joined by some special guests from other museums around the Niagara region.

On this episode, we welcome Michael Ashford from the Niagara Military Museum, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario to discuss one hour of research into military rations.


Listen and subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Podcasts, and Spotify (STCM Podcasts).


1 – Our Zoom Chat, with Michael in uniform!

2 – Tim Cook. The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War. Penguin Random House of Canada Ltd. – Allen Lane, Canada, 2018.

3 – A Tommy Cooker:

4 – LRP (Long Range Patrol Ration)

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