Anzac wafer

Anzac wafer
/ænzæk ˈweɪfə/ (say anzak 'wayfuh)

noun World War I Colloquial
an army-issue biscuit, part of the iron rations: *Anzac wafer, a hard biscuit, which was supplied to the A.I.F. in place of bread. One of the most durable materials used in the war. –Sidney J. Baker, 1966.
{from the frequency with which it was issued at Anzac Cove as a substitute for bread, and from its thinness}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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