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Military boots in World WarⅡ

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Military boots in World WarⅡ

- The boots worn by women today used to be military field equipment


Ankle boots appeared in ancient Greece. Boots have long seemed more popular in eastern Europe than in Western Europe, especially among women. However, in the modern period before and after the Napoleonic wars, European armies, regardless of cavalry, infantry or officers and subordinates, generally wore boots. Fat boots are sometimes stuffed with straw to keep out the cold. The shape of the modern boot is basically the foundation of this era. Hessian mercenaries went to America in eye-popping, over-the-knee riding boots, said to be the forerunner of modern American cowboy boots; Since the 19th century, Asian armies, in search of modernity, have also donned western-style riding boots -- though generally only for officers and cavalry. In the republic of China, many Chinese cavalry still wore traditional Mongolian boots. The war once again promoted the development and popularization of the boot.


In the Russo-Japanese war, the gaiters of the Japanese army defeated the low boots of the Russian army. In the era of more and more intensive artillery and machine gun fire, the colorful military uniforms in ancient times became more and more grey and plain. Leggings are more practical for infantry soldiers in both march and action than heavy boots. As for the cavalry, which needs boots most, it is gradually retreating from the stage of history. Later, the Japanese army cavalry in the field did not wear boots and changed to gaiters. In this way, the utility of riding boots was eclipsed by the days when cavalry swept the battlefield with flat end spears or raised sabers. Of course, there is a new market for boots, especially in certain technical arms: pilots, tank drivers, motorcyclists, and so on.


During world war , boots were common in infantry units of the Soviet and German armies. The Russian army was convinced that boots were still practical in a field of muddy dirt and swampy rivers. It made the soldiers cross every obstacle without hesitation. But in practice, due to the shortage of supplies and other reasons, many Soviet troops also put on leggings.


At the same time, boots as a symbol of officers, the basic countries are issued. Unlike soldiers' boots, which are given a fixed size, officers' boots are often made to measure. But officers' interest in the boots varies from country to country. The standard boots for Japanese army officers are black, but yellow cavalry boots seem to be more popular and are not always worn by cavalry. Once on the battlefield, Japanese officers often replaced their riding boots with gaiters.


During world war , leggings were almost the hallmark of the Asian military. It was a testament to the poverty of Asia at the time: it could not afford either Sud's boots or American ankle boots, and it had no mechanized means of transportation like a cow's hair.


During the cold war, the western camp generally wore American boot. European countries in the eastern bloc generally wore long boots; The Asian countries in the eastern camp prefer the three - sided situation of rubber shoes. Boots became the symbol of European east. Because it was popular for Nazi German and Japanese army officers to wear long boots during world war ii, the western camp used this as propaganda to portray the European eastern camp as Nazi-like. In the famous Belgian cartoon the adventures of Tin Tin, both soldiers and soldiers wore riding boots. When the cold war ended with the defeat of the eastern bloc, east Germany ceased to exist, and the Russian army abolished the standard riding boots for field troops. Virtually, the boot directly witnessed the success or failure of the cold war.


Since the end of the second world war, the world has developed a strange cultural phenomenon: boots in the west as a "Nazi and evil communist camp" symbol; In the eastern camp of Asia, especially in Chinese literature, boots are often associated with "Kuomintang officials" or "foreign devils" and branded as "exploiting class" and "oppressing class".


Under the birth of the feminist movement, the ankle boots, which had been popular in the west, were gradually replaced by masculine ones after the war. Today, women wear boots more and more common to the mainstream, and men wear boots is not the mainstream.


In this fashionable society, boots of this kind are hard to come by. They are not practical, uncomfortable and suffering. All kinds of boots that are more suitable for the battlefield have been developed. Society is developing, believe military boots also can develop ceaselessly.

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