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Boots, Jungle

From the Collection of Frankston RSL Sub Branch 183 Cranbourne Road Frankston Victoria

Description
A pair of jungle boots, as new, that were issued during the Vietnam conflict for U S troops, but also acquired and used by Australian troops. Constructed of leather and green canvas, and the instep of both boots has a pair of circular brass eyelets with a several tiny holes for draining water from inside the boot. They have black rubber soles on both boots . In the arch of the heel is the boot size of '(10W)' and the manufacturers stamping of '(C.I.C.)' which is believed to be associated with the principal manufacturer 'GENESCO'. Inside there is an implant for increased wearer comfort.
Size
10W
Object Registration
00373
Historical information
Jungle boots, Vietnam era, used by U S troops and also acquired by Australian troops, prior to adoption of the US leather GP boots.
Inscriptions & Markings
(CIC) and (10W) on the sole near the arch.

The tongue has an ink imprint;
(10W) (GJ) (3 68)
(SPIKE)
(PROTECTIVE)
Last updated
22 Mar 2014 at 2:52PM