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  • Rubber boot remains solid relic used by soldier of the 5th Parachute Division recovered in the forest outside Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border in the Ardennes Forest battle of the bulge 1944-1945

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    This is rare to find battlefield recovered a German rubber boot not complete just the bottom section .The boot is in fantastic solid condition for a recovered rubber relic it still retains all of its original black colour it has been well used by its war time owner the rubber is solid not braking up or crumbling and is very stiff ware it has dried out over the years but other then that a cracking example of a 75 years old battlefield found soldiers boot. The boot was recovered from the forest outside of the town of Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border the area was attacked and captured by the German 5th Parachute Division on 16-18th December 1944 during the German offensive in the Ardennes Forest the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. A very nice and unusual relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.

    German 5th Parachute Division was a fallschirmjager (paratroop) division in the German Luftwaffe it was formed in France in early 1944, commanded by Gustav Wilke and was the last division to receive near full fallschirmjäger training. It contained the 13th, 14th and 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 5th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.For the Ardennes offensive it was in the German 7th Army part of the 85th infantry Division attacking on the southern flank of the attack towards Luxembourg.

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