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#1 29-08-2016 00:01:08

barry1954
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1st Pattern Boots

Hi Guys

Been a while since I posted so thought I would share a recent addition. I was finally able to add a pair of 1st pattern boots to my collection. I had to sell a few items to fund them but was definitely worth it. 1940 dated and lightly worn.

Barry

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#2 29-08-2016 06:22:52

msteve21
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

By far. the very best example I've ever seen Barry
Well done
Mark S

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#3 29-08-2016 11:15:39

don_kihotis7
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

Ahhh very nice mate. I am happy for you. Thanks for adding this wonderful pair to the database.


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#4 29-08-2016 22:41:34

zip3120
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

Hi Barry
these are the best tropical boots I have ever seen.
Simply majestic.
Marco

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#5 30-08-2016 02:57:13

T Ambrosini
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

Wow...  Awesome boots!  Thanks for sharing!

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#6 04-09-2016 15:53:18

barry1954
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

Thanks for all the comments. I am very happy to have been able to add them to my collection.

Barry

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#7 05-09-2016 08:49:44

The Magpie
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Registered: 29-06-2011
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

Hi Barry

Those have got to be the best condition boots ive ever seen.  But still can't believe the Germans thought this design would be practical in the desert, the troops hated these boots and most went for the shorter version or even the Allied.


Imagine having to lace and unlace these boots twice a day at least... roll

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#8 05-09-2016 16:04:10

zip3120
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Re: 1st Pattern Boots

Yes Tim
you are right this is the reason the Luftwaffe pattern of boots manufactured form 1942 (before 1942 flak units were issued with Army boots, both high and ankle styles), had a design that was a definite improvement being so much easier and faster to put on.
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