Skip to comments.German troops in Afghanistan drank more than 1.8 million pints of beer last year
Posted on 12/03/2008 3:38:51 PM PST by Joiseydude
Almost 70,000 litres of wine and seat, a German sparkling wine, was also shipped to the soldiers, the defence ministry figures showed.
The figures imply that the 3,600 German troops in Afghanistan as part of Nato's ISA operation are each drinking around 490 pints or beer as well as 128 normal measures of wine.
The revelations have provided ammunition to critics of Germany's role in the Afghan mission.
Some claim that German troops spend too much time in the relatively safe areas in the north of the country.
British soldiers are only allowed to drink moderate amounts of alcohol while US soldiers are banned from consuming it completely.
The German defence ministry defended their troops, saying that consumption was well within the allowed limit, The Guardian newspaper reported.
Alcohol consumption among German soldiers is expected to increase as the country increases the number of its troops engaged in operations in Afghanistan by a further 900.
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No booze, no porn - what were we fighting for?
“German defence ministry defended their troops, saying that consumption was well within the allowed limit”
1.8 million liters and how many troops?
Prost! ... Trinksprüche!
liters = pints. oops.
>>what were we fighting for?
Cigars! Man, Ceeegaahs!
Oops, Oh, never mind.
I know nuthink! I see nuthink!!!
BTW, for those with wheat intolerance, barley and rye have the same type of gluten that causes the problem so no beer either ~
It would not surprise me that in true spirit of coalition interoperability, the Germans are taking one (or several) for their U.S. counterparts who of course would never violate General Order 1 in CENTCOM and drink any alcohol. /eye roll
British pints or American?
With the Guard in the Vietnam era, our Supply and Transport Company (of an Infantry Support Battalion) left for Annual Training with a forty foot transport trailer loaded to the roof with cases of assorted brands of Barley Pop.
We set up our NCO club and some of the other companies in our battallion with less “logistical foresight” helped consume the strategic reserves.
We ran out and had to go for resupply with four days left to endure of the summer of ‘73.
>>Germans think beer is food.
Beer IS food. Liquid bread.
Sarge, if you believe our boys don’t spend a little cash buying booze from the Germans, we were in a different Army.
Ah, yes, those faux-Cubans that were availabel all over theater; camel-pies rolled in date palms.
I preferred my pipe or the hookas.
The German Supreme Court ruled a few years back, it is illegal to prohibit bier to workers at “brotzeit” (morning snack) or at lunch.
>>3,600 German troops in Afghanistan as part of Nato’s ISA operation are each drinking around 490 pints or beer
Sounds like a lot but assuming a TourofDuty of a year and a 4 months, that’s approximately one pint a day.
U.S. soldiers must leave a small amount in each glass.
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