M37 gaiters – RBNr. 0/0544/0069

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: RBNr. 0/0544/0069
Maker: Unknown
Year: –
Size: 2, a Blue ink stamped “2” can be seen on the bottom left corner inside the right Gamasche.
Material: Canvas and leather
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