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Combat Boots Save Lives - WW2 Special

Published on 31 Mar 2023 / In Film & Animation

Boots on the ground! Despite all the mobility provided by tanks, trucks and planes, the infantryman had to rely on his own two feet above all else. To march, run and fight, soldiers needed sturdy and comfortable footwear. Choosing between ankle-boots, service-shoes and jackboots, the warring nations were looking for the perfect combat-boot for their soldiers.

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Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Director: Astrid Deinhard
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Research by: Indy Neidell
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Edited by: Iryna Dulka
Artwork and color grading by: Mikołaj Uchman
Sound design by: Marek Kamiński

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