Rewind 100 years and the Battle of the Somme would be grinding to a close. For 141 days soldiers had suffered the worst that modern warfare could deliver: bombardment, chemical weapons, failed advances and a level of casualties no one could have anticipated. In this centenary year, multiple articles have been published on the terrible conditions, the tactics, the tear gas. But what about the teeth—and what did soldiers eat? Australia’s Food & Beverage magazine provides an entertaining overview of soldier’s rations in World War I—and the importance of good teeth. READ MORE