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Article about: I picked these boots up in an auction with some other stuff. Iím a complete novice on these and although they came from a US serviceman they have the British broad arrow mark on them. I did

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    I picked these boots up in an auction with some other stuff. Iím a complete novice on these and although they came from a US serviceman they have the British broad arrow mark on them.

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    I did some searching on the internet and the main thing I discovered was that there isnít much info available and what there is normally references this link. Little Tanks - The American Field Shoe [Boot]

    I did manage to rule US manufacture out, and searched for specifically British boots, again not much available but I did find another example which look to be the same construction. VeteransFootlocker.com*

    They are dated inside 1917, with another number which I canít make it out. The size is 6 over 5 stamped inside and on the sole.

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    The heel is fully covered with a plate rather that the horseshoe and stud combination. They have been well worn.

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    Unfortunately they donít have the original laces, but Iím really pleased with them.

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    This is the British B5 boot introduced in late 1916. They occasionally turn up in the US but this is the first time I've seen a pair known to have been worn by an American soldier. A very nice find and HIGHLY collectable.

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    4 figures in dollars or £'s

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    Thanks, I've grown very attached to these since I got them, they have some real character. I can't believe thta thye are still supple after almost 100 years.

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    British workmanship at its best!!!

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