Instructions for making a ration warmer

Manual

Description

English

During the war, groups were created to produce supplies for soldiers, such as socks, sweaters, ski masks, gas masks and gifts. These are instructions for a scaldarancio, or ration warmer – a roll of paper soaked in paraffin that, when lit, was used by soldiers in the trenches to heat their food. The leaflet explains to Italian citizens how to create such an object and where to send it once made.

Italian

Nel periodo della guerra si moltiplicarono i Comitati e le Istituzioni ognuna delle quali aveva scopi ben definiti, tra cui anche quello di provvedere a raccogliere calze, maglie, passamontagna, maschere per gas, doni, scalda rancio. Quest’ultimo oggetto consisteva di un rotolino di carta imbevuto di paraffina che, acceso, veniva usato dai soldati in trincea per riscaldare il pasto. Il volantino spiega ai cittadini italiani come fabbricare uno scalda rancio e a chi spedire il manufatto così confezionato.

Full title
Instructions for making a ration warmer
Created
1917
Format
Manual
Held by
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
Usage Terms
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