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Article about: I thought I would share pictures of the seven pairs of boots in my little Australian boot collection. I 'got into' these boots about 20 years ago when I attended the huge Bendigo auto swap m

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Bloody poms spoil everything!....
    You took the Ashes, the scalp of Michael Clarke and now our boots!

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    Quote by Ubique View Post
    I suspect a lot of ours may have gone overseas via ebay, especially to the UK where they are quite sought after.

    Oz.
    Sorry Oz I'm guilty of sending a pair to Italy!

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Sorry Oz I'm guilty of sending a pair to Italy!
    One of my uncles sent a pair to Greece, he had them on his feet at the time.

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    I think a lot of us had uncles like that. One of mine took a pair to Broodseinde but he didn't quite get there.

    Oz.

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    Like all of the WW2 stuff, there was a lot of it made but still a finite amount and it's been 70 years now-more collectors every year and only the same amount of stuff out there...

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    Here are my Australian Boots. They have no D/|\D or date. They came from a former Israeli Soldier who says they were issued with Australian boots at the conception of Israel. I cant make out if it is an Tzahal (לײהצ) mark on the outside of the boot but I am not sure what it is, if it isnt, if you know what I mean.
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    Great boots Roger! I never knew they were supplied to Israel.

    Cheers,
    Oz.

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    Probably left over stores in the region after WW2-the 9th Division was there in Palestine/Syria on garrison/training duties for a while and the Israelis scavenged or bought equipment from wherever it could be found.

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    The boots came with only one 1940 (?) dated Australian Puttee which also looks to have the Tzahal mark ink stamped on the tie.
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    Hi Roger, The puttee would be 1942 dated (at the earliest) or later as it has the factory coding Q72. Very interesting to see a pair of Aussie boots used by the Jews! Wonder if they bought up a heap of them as surplus post war?

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