|Physical description||Brass, Leather, Steel|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria|
|Date made||1942; 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Pair brown leather ankle boots : Australian Army
Pair of unmatched brown leather ankle boots, size 7 1/4, with leather soles and heels, heavy cotton stitching, six pairs of brown-painted brass lace eyelets, a leather loop at the upper rear of the left boot only to retain the laces, and a double row of stitching across the toe cap. The left boot is constructed with a wide tongue, while the right boot has a narrower tongue with a pared edge. The sole of the right boot is fitted with toe and heel reinforcing plates - these are tacked to the sole and heel with heavy duty tacks - while the sole itself is reinforced with five rows of steel tacks. The sole of the left boot is plain. The soles are impressed with the boot size 7/4 and the respective maker's name (or number) and date of manufacture. The upper of the right boot is impressed MCMURTRIE 421 and D^D; while the upper of the left boot is impressed 52, V842 and 1944.
Standard Army issue ankle boots. Purchased from surplus stores.