M37 gaiters – Polizei –

Eversince 1937, Soldiers in the German army received a pair of Schnürschuhe (lowboots) next to their issue pair of Knobelbecher(Jackboots). They where first only meant as a part of the Drillichanzug(a offwhite uniform for basic training made of linen HBT) but as the war progressed the Schnürschuhe saw action on the front. They where meant to be worn with Gamaschen(Gaiters) to overlap the boots with the trousers.

Markings: B.A.W. 42
Maker: Wollgarnspinnerei Titzel u. Krüger, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, Brahmstr. 75
Year: 1942
Size: –
Material: Canvas and leather
Notes: This pair is made for the Polizei