This is rare to find battlefield recovered a German leather boot not complete missing part of the top section of the boot and the part that is there is loose from the heal dont think they are from the same boot not 100% sure either way .The boot is in fantastic solid condition for a recovered leather relic the base of the shoe and heal are both there it still retains all of its original black colour the top half of the boot the leather has dis coloured but is still mostly there but has bent up when dried out .The boot has been well used by its war time owner the leather 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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