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Buckle top jungle boots - WW2?


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Hi all,

I just purchased these jungle boots from the estate of a French paratrooper who served in Indochina in 1948. These are the boots he reportedly wore in combat. They seem to be US made, with Goodyear soles. The are likely French replacements.

What is this model? I have tried to browse the thread about WW2 jungle boots, but I could not find this variation.

Thanks!

 

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Rather than delete it I think it serves a better purpose to include it in the Jungle Boot thread as a reference. It may answer the same question for someone else and keep them from buying a boot that they think is US. It is very similar in design.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY

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The post-war Polish army copied our buckled combat boots -- in black pebble-grained leather, like British "ammo" boots. And the Dutch had quasi-Corcoran jump boots, but likewise in pebble-grain (brown). The Europeans don't go for shiney boots, especially not for field use.

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