Unknown Bacon Facts From History
Several Documented cases have shown the important parts bacon has played throughout history. In some cases, bacon had changed the outcome of major events.
Below are entries taken from personal diaries of well known figures during WW II;
Gen. Irwin Rommel. 7th Panzer Division North Afrika Corps. "The Desert Fox"
Oct 12, 1942: "Supplies are almost out. The Allies have cut off many supply routes, and the Motherland has basically forgotten about us. Many tanks have their tracks seized, due to the lack of proper grease to keep them lubricated and the sand from entering the gears. All we receive from Germany is this silly bacon! At least 2,000kg weekly! Have they no idea what situation we are in?"
Oct 14, 1942: "Pvt. Gunther has a brilliant idea! We use the grease from the bacon fat, semi-cooked, to pack in around the tank track gears. Our lubrication problems are solved. We are mobile once again. No more hiding from the Allies!"
General George Patton. Commander II Corps. North Africa Campaign;
Oct 31, 1942: "After chasing the Desert Fox for several weeks with little or no success, I wonder if the Fox is too difficult to catch. Recently, the troops have smelled this wonderful odor filling almost the entire North African Continent! It's extremely similar to a well smoked slab of honey cured bacon! I can only guess this is proving a distraction to most of II Corp as they seem pre-occupied with this smell, and I have ordered an investigation into the source."
Nov 3, 1942: "Success! The source of the smell, has led to the discovery of several major Panzer Divisions! It seems they use some sort of heated bacon fat to lubricate their tanks! The Desert Fox is not such a fox after all! Victories have been plenty, although I don't relish the scene of my troops licking German Tank Treads... So un-military like (but I get in a few licks myself when nobody is looking)"
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery 8th Army North Africa Campaign
Oct. 18, 1942: "WTF is that audacious smell mate? It's upsetting my spot of tea!"
Author's Note. The whereabouts of Pvt. Gunther were unknown after Rommel's forces retreated from North Africa. Recently it has been as an episode on the television series "Unsolved Mysteries".