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The lowly Gamaschen - who collects them??

Article about: The lowest of clothing items ( pun intended ) is the Gamaschen - or gaiter - that the Germans used with their low boots. Hated by many but certainly ubiquitous to the mid to late war soldier

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    Maybe the rollers indicate early war production?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Rather bizarrely, when I was in the Army and while on camp or exercise we always used traditional gaiters blacked with boot polish. But when we were deployed to Northern Ireland on active service, we used puttees!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Here is a pair I just picked up for 20 US dollars! I hope you can see the color well enough. They are the same color as the Luftwaffe Brotbeutel and Rucksack with the same texture. NH

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