An original pair of British Army ammunition boots clearly dated 1945 and in a size 9S.
This pattern of boots, often referred to as 'Ammo boots', came into issue with the British Army in 1936 and saw issue throughout the Second World War and well into the 1950s.
This particular pair were made in 1945 as can be seen from the stamp to the insole. They feature a black pebbled leather exterior and separate stitched toe cap. The soles are the original leather examples which feature metal toe plates which are located with the correct slotted head type screws. The heels are also the originals and are fitted with metal 'horse shoes', which are again the correct pattern. The soles have never been fitted with studs which could suggest they were used by someone fighting in armoured vehicles or similar. The size of 9S is stamped to the sole.
Inside the boots the original maker's markings are present to the insole. They feature the maker's initials of 'GW' along with the 1945 date and the size of 9S.
The boots come complete with a set of the correct pattern of leather laces.
The boots are in very good condition and display well. They show signs of light service use and are sound overall.
A good pair of boots with a hard to find wartime date and in a large size.
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