They had their iron rations with them, and lived on these until they were gone.
I knew that the attack was almost due, so I prepared for it and took my iron rations with me.
I saw many poor chaps drinking from the muddy shell-holes, and they lived for several days on much-reduced "iron rations."
A supply of iron rations was also furnished each car from the supply car of the special.
Instead of a camera he found a device for distilling fresh water from salt, some iron rations, and a small bottle of vitamin B1.
All troops will land with two iron rations (one day's meat only in case of troops disembarking at Anzac).
The iron rations depended upon by all exploring services did not have the satisfying taste of real food.
These boys for several days had been dependent upon their 'iron rations.'
He was dirty and unshaven inside the unit, sick of iron rations pushed through the airlock, stiff and sore with exertion.
A mouthful of iron rations, a drop of tepid water from my flask, which water has a pronounced taste of tin.