Christmas

82 101st US Infantry France Christmas 1917.jpg

Creator

101st U.S. Infantry

Title

Christmas

Date

December 25, 1917

Coverage

“Somewhere in France”

Description

The 101st Infantry Regiment was part of the 26th Infantry Division, or “Yankee Division,” formed from National Guard troops in New England. This holiday menu includes dishes with military-themed names like “turkey with olive drab dressing” and “camouflaged ice cream,” a cheerful change from their daily fare of hardtack and “slum,” a beef stew with potatoes, onions and carrots. The 101st Infantry Regiment engaged in numerous battles on the Western Front in 1918.