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"Hooves" are ordinary and extraordinary

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"Hooves" are ordinary and extraordinary

Remember my tradition of describing shoe patterns with one typical word?


So, the word "hooves" for Japanese shoes was not invented by me, but by the Americans. But more on that later.

We are used to viewing World War II from a European perspective more often.

It happened historically and geographically - our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought on the fields of Russia and Europe. Everything is correct.

But there was also another front of hostilities. And no less significant is the Pacific. There, our then allies — the Americans, the British, the Australians — fought against the Axis member Japan. Well, our compatriots also dealt their last blows in that terrible war in August 1945.

Copying and theft


Japan was a poorly studied country a hundred years ago. And there was an ambivalent attitude towards her.

On the one hand, there are centuries-old traditions in military affairs.

On the other hand, there is powerful industrialization and the creation of the latest, perfect, technical designs. Something was created there under purchased licenses, and something was simply stolen.

The Land of the Rising Sun could be considered the then world copyist. Like today's China. It got to the point that they refused to sell even single pieces of equipment and weapons to Japan.

So the military boot was practically a copy of the Australian one, in which the soldiers of the green continent fought the Turks during the First World War.

However, Australia made no claims. Since 1903, the countries have signed an agreement on assistance and cooperation.

And what was the secret there?

Mid-height leather boot. Brown or light brown. Five eyelets for open lacing.

Leather sole or Rubber.

Yes, at a time when other countries were saving on rubber, the Japanese could afford such a luxury.

The leather sole was supplied with steel nails - thorns. On the rubber, there were also those, in the form of bulges.

Interestingly, the upper eyelets did not reach the very top, so as not to rub the leg when bent.

Everything is stitched with double and triple seams. There are no rivets. Reinforced back.

In some images, the heel counter is lengthened for the convenience of footwear.

All this was worn (traditionally for that time) with windings.




Now, after reading and looking at the illustrations, the reader will remember:

"What does the hooves have to do with it?"

Now about them the most ...

Hooded socks


In 1942, in Papua New Guinea, the allies clashed with the Japanese from Kaigun Tokubetsu Rikusentai (special amphibious assault forces). The traces left by one of the fighters attracted attention.

They had a characteristic imprint, indeed, resembling the footprint of an ungulate, which made it possible to trace the route of movement of the group.

The thing is that the Japanese special forces soldier was shod in jika-tabi.

Note. Tabi are traditional Japanese ankle-length socks with split toe (split toe). They are worn by both men and women with traditional footwear and clothing. Jika-tabi are also known as tabi boots.

Honestly, I myself found out about this shoe only from the comment of one of the readers.

It is in these shoes that the traditions of the people of the land of the rising sun are manifested.

The fact is that from time immemorial, poor strata of the population wore wooden or wicker sandals on their feet, like "flip flops" - when the strap of the strap passes between the thumb and forefinger. And socks (some consider them not socks, but shoes) for these shoes began to be sewn with a "protruding" thumb. They began to be called "tabi". What does "touching the earth" mean? For convenience, there were fasteners at the back - hooks that allowed you to adjust the size.

Everyone went to tabi - both rickshaws and geishas. And the soldiers put them in boots.


In the early twentieth century, Tokujiro Ishibashi (brother of the founder of the Bridgestone tire company) invented jiki tabi. Figuratively speaking, sneakers.

Traditional fabric upper and rubber sole. The footwear came to taste and became popular.

And so, when these masses began to tear away from the fields and rice paddies for military service, it turned out that many soldiers find it difficult to endure long marches in their authorized boots. The conservatism of the imperial army cracked. And it was allowed to wear jika-tabi as well. Moreover, during off-duty times, soldiers already wore simple or woven tabi.

For its characteristic shape and footprint, the Americans called Japanese footwear “hooves”.

Author:
Photos used:
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  1. Avior
    Avior 19 February 2021 18: 13
    +29
    Excellent article and the whole cycle is very interesting. For the first time I learned that such exotic Shoes were possible in the Japanese army, respect to the author.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      19 February 2021 18: 18
      +39
      And I never tire of thanking everyone who comments. It inspires, makes you not give up.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 19 February 2021 18: 38
        +24
        The fact that I rarely comment on your articles does not mean that I do not read them.
        Thanks Igor!
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 19 February 2021 19: 02
          +18
          Quote: 3x3zsave
          The fact that I rarely comment on your articles does not mean that I do not read them.
          Thanks Igor!

          I join .. I always read but do not always comment .. Very high quality articles.
          1. Civil
            Civil 20 February 2021 07: 02
            +3
            Great series! Author continue. Of all the "Japanese boots" with rubber soles I liked them.
            1. Mikhail3
              Mikhail3 20 February 2021 09: 48
              +2
              To walk comfortably in such, you need an exceptionally strong, developed foot. At the same time, it is very sensitive and adaptive - having stepped on a knot or a sharp stone, you must immediately transfer your foot, without transferring weight to it, otherwise you will burst your leg. No wonder the author notes that these shoes were worn by Japanese special forces.
              Ordinary Japanese also wore it en masse, getting used to it from an early age, so they did not have any difficulties (although you do not resemble such a formation, of course). But you and I ... In my youth, I strengthened my foot, walking down the street in wrestling shoes. And when barefoot ... This is not an easy matter, and not only because the soles of wrestlers need to be changed once a month, or even more often)
              1. ycuce234-san
                ycuce234-san 20 February 2021 11: 23
                +1
                Now there is such safety footwear for beaches and swimming pools - aquanoski. Some types are designed specifically for stone beaches and such shoes are better than wrestlers. I do not know, however, whether the present day all kinds of partisans in the tropics have already figured out to use it in their swampy terrain.
                1. Mikhail3
                  Mikhail3 24 February 2021 11: 10
                  0
                  The partisans just neighing. There are such shoes as a machine gun, and why would they be needed? It's just pampering with excess money.
                  1. ycuce234-san
                    ycuce234-san 24 February 2021 11: 32
                    0
                    It is at retail that they sell it by the piece, because vacationers by the seas have enough money for it - who will organize the supply with retail purchase? And on the topic of need - it was invented so as not to cut legs, walking on sea corals and stones. And here you need to remember that the tropics are the cradle of diseases, including unique and unknown ones, and there you can pick up such cuts and other injuries of the feet from the soil that doctors for another 70 years will argue about what it was - after the terrible death of a "person -phenomenon ".
                    1. Mikhail3
                      Mikhail3 24 February 2021 12: 09
                      0
                      The tropics are the cradle of the worst fairy tales for children among all mankind) Everything that you write is off topic. This fun has no military use, so this is on another site. During that War there was a fork - the development of weapons and equipment on the one hand, and the development of man, and only then iron, on the other.
                      I once read the topic of comparing the training of saboteurs in our country and in Nazi Germany. Otto Skorzeny, the German super-saboteur who was the coolest they had then, proudly described his training. Its peak, the crown of all efforts was ... a ten-kilometer cross with full equipment. And Skorzeny wrote about him as something transcendental. Soviet saboteurs, who ran such crosses as unloading on the weekend, chuckled softly ...
                      The path of human development is now rejected in the world. It is dangerous to develop a person. The developed man is not suitable as a slave for the current elites. So now they either do not develop their "fighters" beyond the starvation minimum at all, or they are given an extremely limited set of skills with magnificent advertising, and that's it.
                      And these shoes are not for the rocking, proudly carrying computerized gear and the latest weapons. This is for a person who knows how to subtly work with their musculoskeletal system. It is very difficult to leave such a person within the framework of a stupid subject, a slave of "new technologies". And the armies of the world do not need it at all.
                      Not a military topic.
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 19 February 2021 20: 05
        -14%
        February 23 is a sober holiday. And then you still need to write about the insoles. And about the boobs. And about shyness. And about recyclable materials? - into the trash. Someone is reviving the country. And someone just makes money on the topic
      3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 19 February 2021 20: 47
        +14
        Igor thanks for the article and a reminder in PM!
        The peculiarity of your works is the uniqueness of the theme. If I understand anything, it is only in a domestic product: from tarpaulins to boots. So, starting with Germany, everything is at the level of revelations for me! I heard about "Japanese hooves", but only today I understood why they were called that!
        With sincere respect, we are waiting for the continuation of the "military moxican" theme!
        1. Rostov Papa
          Rostov Papa 19 February 2021 22: 39
          +3
          Thank you, it was interesting. Write more.
        2. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 20 February 2021 10: 07
          +3
          With sincere respect, we are waiting for the continuation of the "military moxican" theme!

          I will join! We all love to discuss weapons, but we forget such a seemingly unremarkable topic as shoes. The author is filling this gap in our knowledge! drinks
      4. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 19 February 2021 21: 17
        +3
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        It inspires, makes you not give up.

        Well, you "Leader" try, it is very pleasant to read you, and informative. Continue, we are waiting. Zelo barzo is interesting!
      5. Alien From
        Alien From 19 February 2021 21: 40
        +5
        I join all those who thank you! The author's syllable is laconic! Thanks for the articles. Looking forward to continuing hi
      6. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 19 February 2021 22: 38
        +2
        Thanks to the author for the article. Interesting. And the heel of the shoe is stacked, made in layers. Very practical.
      7. RealPilot
        RealPilot 19 February 2021 22: 56
        +4
        Thank you very much!
        On Friday nights after work, it is very useful to read broadening articles.

        Especially about those topics that are usually overlooked. Airplanes, tanks and ships filled the shelves with thick tomes ...
        But the shoes are modestly standing at the door or gathering dust in the closet, waiting for caring hands to take them and show them to people! good
      8. hohol95
        hohol95 21 February 2021 14: 05
        0
        The Japanese soldiers still relied on a hand saw for sawing crackers! I read about such a tool in the belongings of a Japanese soldier in one of the issues of the "Soldier" magazine dedicated to the Japanese infantry.
        It turns out that the crackers were made very hard for better preservation and a simple infantryman had not to break them into pieces, but literally sawed them.
        Here is the idea for the next series of articles - "Crackers and biscuits of different armies of the world."
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 19 February 2021 18: 22
      +9
      Quote: Avior
      Excellent article and the whole cycle is very interesting.

      Totally agree with you
      Read with great interest
  2. Destiny
    Destiny 19 February 2021 18: 15
    +21
    I learn a lot about footwear from all over the world. Thanks for the interesting cycle, we look forward to continuing!
    “Perhaps the most important things in life are a good bed and comfortable shoes. After all, we spend our whole life either in bed or in shoes "
    Marcel Ashar.
  3. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 19 February 2021 18: 17
    +14
    Chief - Bravo good Please continue the cycle about equipment, it is very "easy" to read and write interestingly! hi
    1. Richard
      Richard 19 February 2021 19: 24
      +21
      Imperial Japanese Army Shoe Samples 1937-1945

      1 - officer's boots ;;
      2 - officer's boots;
      3 - boots of non-commissioned officers and privates;
      4, 5 - tabi.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        19 February 2021 19: 27
        +15
        Bravo! I did not come across such a scheme in my search.
      2. Richard
        Richard 19 February 2021 19: 27
        +17
        Boots were worn with wraps of woolen (in winter) or cotton fabric (in summer) of a dirty olive color.
        In the Japanese army, it was customary to wear white socks.

        1. Richard
          Richard 19 February 2021 19: 31
          +15
          several drawings and photos of Japanese soldiers in tabi




          the sole really resembles a hoof
          link: https://militaristwear.com/encyclopedia/uniforma-yaponskoj-imperatorskoj-armii-1937-1945/
          1. Richard
            Richard 19 February 2021 19: 36
            +12
            Thanks to the author. Interesting topic - read with great interest
            1. The leader of the Redskins
              19 February 2021 19: 39
              +15
              I've seen drawings, but I try not to rely on them - every artist sees in his own way. And the photo is always more reliable. Here is the next article, in principle, from a photo and written ...
        2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 19 February 2021 20: 48
          +11
          Quote: Richard
          Boots were worn with wraps of woolen (in winter) or cotton fabric (in summer) of a dirty olive color.
          In the Japanese army, it was customary to wear white socks.


          Hello Dmitry, I am sincerely glad to read your comments !!!
          1. Richard
            Richard 19 February 2021 22: 14
            +6
            Greetings, Vlad. thank
      3. pmkemcity
        pmkemcity 20 February 2021 05: 18
        +1
        Quote: Richard
        Imperial Japanese Army Shoe Samples 1937-1945

        I think that they wore "Australian" boots because they were produced in Australia, and with the beginning of the war, apparently with the cessation of supplies, they began to produce "hooves."
        And why would a Japanese be the founder of Bridgestone?
        “John and Elsa Blandstone arrived in Hobart, the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania, around 1853. Although John had experience in shoe making, he did not start his business until 17 years later. The first step was to import the finest examples from England. and when Bloodstone saw incredible demand, he had no choice. So by 1892, he had not only started his shoe factory, but also expanded the family business with his son, Sylvanas. "
        And the Bridgestones' trademark were bots, which we call "burnouts", and in England "Chelses".
        1. pmkemcity
          pmkemcity 20 February 2021 05: 34
          +2
          Quote: pmkemcity
          Blandstone

          Here I wrote garbage! I apologize to the author! He himself sincerely believed that Blandstone was Bridgestone, there were such boots in childhood.
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 19 February 2021 18: 26
    +11
    How many new things did I learn about a seemingly ordinary thing like shoes ...
    Igor, thanks hi good
  5. Dimide
    Dimide 19 February 2021 18: 36
    +12
    I would be very surprised to find such traces somewhere, a sinful deed, the devil knows what I would think wassat
    Respect and success to the author!
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 19 February 2021 18: 57
      +5
      Quote: Dimid
      God knows what I would think

      Yes, that's about him, the first thing I would think laughing
      1. Dimide
        Dimide 19 February 2021 19: 04
        +3
        I meant it, "his cloven hoof" laughing
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 19 February 2021 19: 35
          +5
          Horns would also be a tail ... in general, you won't fall asleep at night after laughing
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 19 February 2021 19: 38
      +10
      Ndda! Meet such footprints? In the evening? In the snow? And even with a * hangover *? Oh !!!!
      Igor, thank you for the interesting cycle! hi
      1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
        Kote Pan Kokhanka 19 February 2021 20: 58
        +7
        Sergei "drunkenness does not lead to good"! To be honest, I have firmly mastered the typical example from “forensic medicine” that delirium tremens come to the domestic “consumer” in the form of “green devils”! By the nature of my work, I came across this more than once or twice, all of them had "green devils", "squirrels" only in simulators! Proven by medical examinations. What is this mentality or flaw in DNA, at the level of education, I will not lie, I do not know. But the fact!
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 19 February 2021 21: 15
          +10
          Sports then, the 1951 Boston Marathon, won by Japan's Shigeki Tanaka wearing Onitsuka sneakers with a tabi-like outsole and cut, and that's a fact. hi
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 19 February 2021 21: 19
            +10

            Something like this! hi
            1. Richard
              Richard 19 February 2021 22: 06
              +9
              Phil77 (Sergey): About like this!

              Sergei good , for such a photo you have a separate respect.
              I shoveled the entire Internet, and found only one photo of a Japanese soldier in a tabi. request
              Igor-Nazariy is right, there are only pictures on the internet. Moreover, thanks to him - he raised such a poorly studied topic and nevertheless managed to illustrate it normally. Unlike the authors who took the fashion to write articles on well-known topics in one text, declaring, and look for illustrations yourself, the Internet will help you. What Viknik and Konstantin told them on this matter has already become a meme on VO
              1. Phil77
                Phil77 20 February 2021 06: 48
                +7
                Hi Dmitry! Yes. There is such a weakness. To rummage in the internet and look for something unusual. Thank you for your response! hi
                But, to be honest, I was looking for photos of TRACKS from tabi. And I came across this information. In my opinion, quite interesting.
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 20 February 2021 06: 56
                  +5
                  Just an album with illustrations.
                  A couple more years on VO - and I will not kick the pictures as it was before.
              2. ycuce234-san
                ycuce234-san 20 February 2021 12: 03
                +4
                The Japanese archives, apparently, are not indexed very well by the search engines of the Russian Internet. What can you find in the tabi: [media = https: //www.digital.archives.go.jp/DAS/meta/MetSearch.cgi? DEF_XSL = default & SUM_KIND = MetaSummary & SUM_NUMBER = 20 & META_KIND = NOFRAME IS_KINA & & summary_METID = DB_KINA & IS_KINA default & summary_metal_ = G9100001EXTERNAL & GRP_ID = G9100001 & IS_START = 1 & IS_EXTSCH = & IS_TAG_S1 = InD & IS_KEY_S1 =% E8% B6% B3% E8% A2% 8B & IS_TMP_S6 = d_t_search_0 & IS_KEY_S6 = & IS_TAG_S6 = d_t & IS_LGC_S6 = AND & IS_TMP_S7 = c_t_search_3 & IS_KEY_S7 = SRG + BST + KNM & IS_TAG_S7 = c_t & IS_LGC_S7 = AND & DIS_CHK_OR_S7 = SRG & DIS_CHK_OR_S7 = BST & DIS_CHK_OR_S7 = KNM & IS_TMP_S8 = cont_flg_search_0 & IS_LGC_S8 = AND & IS_TAG_S8 = cont_flg & IS_KEY_S8 = & IS_NUMBER = 100 & LIST_TYPE = default & IS_LIST_ON_OF = off & LIST_VIEW = & ON_LYD = on].
              3. Phil77
                Phil77 20 February 2021 18: 43
                +5
                Good evening, my friend!
                Here, if you please. At your request. More tabi.




                Tabi ... and Japanese soldiers on the load. wink
                1. Richard
                  Richard 20 February 2021 18: 50
                  +4
                  Bravo!
                  An article by Igor with illustrations by Sergey and with links kindly provided ycuce234-san (-) just a miracle. I haven't seen such interesting material for a long time
                  1. Phil77
                    Phil77 20 February 2021 18: 58
                    +3
                    With no less interesting and curious comments by * Richard *.
                  2. Phil77
                    Phil77 20 February 2021 20: 15
                    +2

                    Here's another. Forgot to choose. Alas for me! fool
                2. The leader of the Redskins
                  20 February 2021 19: 24
                  +4
                  Impressive! Taking off my hat. Are these the same archives?
                  1. Phil77
                    Phil77 20 February 2021 19: 28
                    +3
                    By no means. These are the fruits of my wanderings on the Internet. As I already wrote to Dmitry, I love * wandering * around the unknown. I brought them to the search engine * tabi * and set off. wink
                  2. Phil77
                    Phil77 20 February 2021 19: 32
                    +3
                    But, alas, what I was looking for ... did not find. recourse And so I wanted to see the traces, precisely the traces of the tabi. It remains only to fantasize. winked
                    1. The leader of the Redskins
                      20 February 2021 19: 34
                      +2
                      Well, as an option - buy a pair (via the same Internet), put on shoes and walk along the beach (ours will do too) laughing
                      1. Phil77
                        Phil77 20 February 2021 19: 46
                        +3
                        Ha, ha, ha! I have no extra five thousand.

                        For these they ask for 5100 ₽.
    3. Alien From
      Alien From 19 February 2021 21: 43
      +3
      As a hunter, I'll tell you, I would too)))
  6. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 19 February 2021 19: 05
    +11
    Thank you, really interesting, but I've never heard of "hooves".
    Which country is the next article about shoes?
    Keep it up Leader!
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      19 February 2021 19: 14
      +17
      About the poorest participant in the Second World War.
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 19 February 2021 19: 20
        +6
        Leader, intrigued ... well, everyone will rush to compare the GDP of the participating countries belay we demand a hint from the audience ... what continent is it on?
        1. The leader of the Redskins
          19 February 2021 19: 25
          +16
          Europe. At our construction sites, they say about the slovenly - "like a captured Romanian" laughing
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 19 February 2021 19: 27
            +8
            Well ... but the Feathers on the officers' hats laughing and so real - Tyrili Everything that is not buried!
            Ps That would be about the hats of countries - a series of articles repeat
            1. Yura
              Yura 19 February 2021 23: 01
              +4
              Quote: Hunter 2
              Ps That would be about the hats of countries - a series of articles

              And about gloves, leggings, mittens. It seems routine, not noticeable, but so necessary things.
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 19 February 2021 19: 33
            +9
            I confirm! Moreover, the area of ​​distribution of the ideoma, from Murmansk to Dubossary.
          3. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 19 February 2021 19: 37
            +5
            And they were once rich?
            I don't remember something ... request
          4. Blacksmith 55
            Blacksmith 55 19 February 2021 19: 38
            +8
            By the way, the Leader, when I just signed up for VO, suggested a topic (I think to Calibr-Shpakovsky, I don't remember exactly) about the influence of weather on wars and battles.
            He excused himself, saying that it was necessary to collect material.
            In no case would I want you to quarrel, perhaps he is already working on the material.
            I think many will be interested in the topic, and the main thing is that VO readers would be interested.
            Naturally work (in my opinion) is endless.
            Can you take it?
            No thanks, everything is for the benefit of the readers.
            1. Alien From
              Alien From 19 February 2021 22: 49
              +5
              Comrade Blacksmith, even VO is not able to digest all the "Wishlist" members of the forum. What we have is already great!)
          5. Catfish
            Catfish 19 February 2021 20: 53
            +12
            Igor hi , thank! The same footwear for geisha and special forces is really cool in Japanese! good
            1. Avior
              Avior 20 February 2021 00: 58
              +6
              judging by the fact that there are socks under the geta, they must be tabi, otherwise you will not wear geta.
              but yujo good there could be a bare foot. smile
            2. Korsar4
              Korsar4 20 February 2021 06: 38
              +4
              A gift before the February holidays?
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 20 February 2021 06: 43
                +7
                Just thinking out loud ... about the war and about the ladies. smile
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 20 February 2021 06: 53
                  +5
                  "Where did you get such pictures, doctor?" (from).
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 20 February 2021 07: 53
                    +4
                    "The planet is sick ... No, not a virus ...
                    The Earth is sick with humanity ...
                    Like mold it spread throughout the world,
                    Living on its way ruining. "(C)
                    1. Korsar4
                      Korsar4 20 February 2021 08: 46
                      +3
                      “And Nature's voice repeats:
                      In your power, in your power
                      So that the Earth does not split
                      Into meaningless parts "(c).
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 20 February 2021 09: 38
                        +2
                        "Here, of course, they gave the authorities
                        A burst from a machine gun
                        And then someone fell
                        somehow at once for some reason
                        Someone fell to the ground ... "(c)
                      2. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 20 February 2021 12: 43
                        +1
                        “We crawl
                        We embrace the hillocks ”(c).
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 20 February 2021 22: 53
                        0
                        "We fly, waddle in the darkness" (c)
                      4. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 20 February 2021 23: 10
                        +1
                        "And I want to fly" (c).
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish 20 February 2021 23: 21
                        +3
                        "Naked women are flying across the sky, a rocket hit the bathhouse." (C)
                      6. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 06: 26
                        +2
                        "The crane flies across the sky" (c).
                      7. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 08: 18
                        +1
                        "Look, pilot, what a blue sky ..." (c)
                      8. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 09: 35
                        +1
                        “I want to see the sky.
                        You take me with you ”(c).
                      9. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 09: 37
                        0
                        "What a blue sky,
                        We are not supporters of robbery ,,, "(c)
                      10. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 09: 40
                        +1
                        "Change the wording" (c).
                      11. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 09: 51
                        +1
                        "He shouted:" There is a mistake!
                        I'm a Jew! .. "
                        And they say to him: “Not too much here!
                        Get out, out of the door! "(C)
                      12. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 11: 37
                        +1
                        “And even the founder
                        Marxism "(c).
                      13. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 11: 39
                        0
                        "What if they are very decent people" (c)
                      14. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 11: 49
                        +1
                        “For the fact that the Jewess shot the leader.
                        Because she missed ”(c).
                      15. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 11: 55
                        0
                        "They say, Hemingway, in childhood was also a Jew" (c)
                      16. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 13: 36
                        +1
                        “Tastes, brother, are not Russian,
                        My father inspired, growing gloomy ”(c).
                      17. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 14: 00
                        0
                        "My father is a drunkard,
                        For a glass stretches "(c)
                      18. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 16: 25
                        +1
                        "And the soldier, my kasatik,
                        Just vodka with me ”(c).
                      19. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 16: 35
                        +1
                        "The soldier is always healthy, the soldier is ready for anything!" (C)
                      20. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 17: 39
                        0
                        “The formidable battle blaze will jump up.
                        And it's time to get horses under the saddle ”(c).
                      21. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 17: 55
                        +1
                        "Ivan Vasilich the Terrible was his name,
                        For being a serious, respectable person "(c)
                      22. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 18: 44
                        +1
                        Favorite A. K. Tolstoy.

                        “Prince, is my help needed?
                        You see, ours did not catch up with me ”(c).
                      23. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 18: 52
                        +2
                        I don’t know whose.

                        "Tell me, prince, what scum
                        Divorced at the Kremlin walls!
                        At the place of execution of Pugach,
                        There is canned food from Ilyich! (C)

                      24. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 19: 17
                        +2
                        “Take me, take me to him.
                        I want to see this person! " (from).
                      25. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 19: 23
                        +2
                        "To the stream, as if a person is wired, then everything seems to him on end" (S. Svirid Petrovich Golokhvastov).
                      26. Phil77
                        Phil77 21 February 2021 19: 53
                        +5


                        But how did he formulate it, eh? The song!
                      27. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 19: 55
                        +1
                        “Found, you know, a kind grandfather” (c).
                      28. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 20: 50
                        +1
                        "He took out a grenade, threw it out the window,
                        Grandpa is old, he doesn't care "(c)
                      29. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 21: 05
                        +2
                        "Everything will pass: both sorrow and joy" (c).
                      30. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 12
                        +1
                        "A sad demon, a spirit of exile, hovered over the sinful earth" (c)
                      31. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 21: 20
                        +1
                        "Queen Tamara lived" (c).
                      32. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 39
                        0
                        "The queen sends a feast with her magnificent voice and gaze" (c)
                      33. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 21: 51
                        +1
                        "My diamond crown" (c).
                      34. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 22: 01
                        +1
                        At first, this piece came out in samizdat, and they immediately stuck the klikuha "Diamond my zvizdets" on it, and as soon as the author was not persuaded.
                      35. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 21 February 2021 22: 14
                        +1
                        Why is there Samizdatovsky? Are we talking about Kataev's memories?
                      36. Catfish
                        Catfish 21 February 2021 22: 18
                        +1
                        Yes, about that. And why in samizdat, I have no idea, but the first one I saw was just such a publication.
                      37. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 22 February 2021 06: 38
                        +2
                        I came across in the Collected Works.
  7. Phil77
    Phil77 21 February 2021 19: 47
    +2
    But first....

    laughing
  8. Korsar4
    Korsar4 21 February 2021 19: 56
    +2
    "Panochka died" (c).
  9. Catfish
    Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 38
    0
    The spouse came and corrected: "Pannochka not only died, but is already decomposed." request
  10. Korsar4
    Korsar4 21 February 2021 21: 52
    +2
    "The forces of nature do not care about speech" (c).

    I hope my spouse isn't grumbling.
  11. Catfish
    Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 59
    0
    Why grumble? And not in her habits. Come up, look, read and laugh. "Boys" are having fun.
  12. Korsar4
    Korsar4 21 February 2021 22: 12
    +1
    Maybe instead of entertainment, a feat is scheduled?

    “Praise, women, men.
    Man for praise
    It will take a month from the clouds.
    And the dust will sweep away in the corner "(c).
  13. Catfish
    Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 02
    +2
    Tarantino's lady would say: "Raise my hem!"

  14. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 21 February 2021 21: 07
    +1
    Fi ... how uncivilized yes Is there the next photo? repeat
  15. Catfish
    Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 14
    +2
    Beauty and a beautiful body cannot be "uncivilized", uncivilized perception ... for some.
  16. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 21 February 2021 21: 17
    +1
    I totally disagree am But expose a photo, angles from the side and from the back ... well, to criticize you - deservedly bully and we ... will brand you with shame, but - then wink
  17. Catfish
    Catfish 21 February 2021 21: 36
    +1
    ... to criticize you is deserved


    I'm not going to expose my ass. laughing laughing laughing
  18. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 21 February 2021 22: 00
    0
    That's disgusting... negative Why Bui (a float attached to the bottom) for us to look at You belay ??? Auntie was asked to Expand wassat
  19. Catfish
    Catfish 21 February 2021 22: 03
    +2
    Auntie is already there and Phil likes it, Vera too. smile
  20. Catfish
    Catfish 22 February 2021 14: 38
    0
    Lyosh, you look, some kind of prick was too lazy and pushed me and me along the whole branch of minuses. laughing There are some freaks in this world.
  • Fat
    Fat 21 February 2021 18: 20
    +1
    That's what I expected from you! Always find decent girlish images.
    Now one thing, a lady mustn't get stuck successfully
    According to the shown ritual
    Wouldn't mind and leave and ...
    I will no longer talk about those who called themselves the sacred wind.
    This is Bro's topic, but a separate one.
    Do not find?
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 21 February 2021 19: 12
      +1
      Always find decent girlish images.


      But they are not always decent. And the theme ... try it yourself, I'm not very good at samurai. smile
      1. Fat
        Fat 21 February 2021 20: 32
        +2
        Nope .. The best authors are))))))) and right next to them, about the shoes.
      2. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 21 February 2021 22: 43
        +1
        I just insist that she (auntie) be deployed ... to the forest in front of us in front of us repeat To deserve criticism!
        I like it or not - sleep, my beauty (s).
  • Liam
    Liam 19 February 2021 21: 50
    +1
    Quote: Leader of the Redskins
    Europe. At our construction sites, they say about the slovenly - "like a captured Romanian" laughing

    Do you think the prisoners of the Red Army looked better? ... the prisoners all look the same
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 19 February 2021 19: 20
    +5
    Kuomintang? Or Ethiopia?
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    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 February 2021 21: 22
      +3
      Quote: 3x3zsave
      Kuomintang? Or Ethiopia?

      We know about the Kuomintang, but about Ethiopia, it would be very interesting.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 19 February 2021 21: 41
        +5
        it would be very interesting.
        Don't you know that the Ethiopians fought and fought and fought, that most Europeans should be ashamed of their "participation" in WWII?
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 February 2021 10: 51
          +1
          Quote: 3x3zsave
          Don't you know that the Ethiopians fought and fought and fought, that most Europeans should be ashamed of their "participation" in WWII?

          The Europeans also "partisan", only on the side of Hitler, how many Waffen SS divisions were partisan, and hundreds of punitive and police battalions.
  • Fat
    Fat 21 February 2021 18: 07
    0
    About Romanians? Malamyzhniki?
    Oh, how little respect their prisoners their allies ...
    So much time has passed.
    It's time to think about why an essentially poor country fit into the massacre of such a military headquarters
  • ycuce234-san
    ycuce234-san 19 February 2021 23: 13
    +3
    "In 1942 in Papua New Guinea ..."

    Judging by the rubber tread - soft, heavily spiked and with rubber spikes, shoes were primarily designed for the jungle, swamps, rice fields. Now similar footwear - football lawn sneakers, spikes.
    In addition, the adaptability to the conditions of the swamp suggests a possible factory and periodic field antifungal impregnation of such shoes - the feet in them will inevitably be wet all the time. From other countries, for comparative purposes, it is worth looking at those who have similar natural conditions - the Vietnamese, the countries of Indonesia and Oceania.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 February 2021 11: 57
      +2
      Quote: ycuce234-san
      From other countries, for comparative purposes, it is worth looking at those who have similar natural conditions - the Vietnamese, the countries of Indonesia and Oceania.

      Well, the Vietnamese have wore either Soviet shoes, or Chinese sneakers, and before that French ones, since 1963.
      1. ycuce234-san
        ycuce234-san 20 February 2021 12: 29
        +1
        In the internet there is a photo of modern Vietnamese military men in "statutory sneaker boots" - you can't fool biomechanics, as they say. In this regard, it is even more interesting when, for the swampy jungle, they figure out how to adapt aquanos for rocky beaches.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 February 2021 13: 47
          +1
          Quote: ycuce234-san
          In the internet there is a photo of modern Vietnamese military men in "statutory sneaker boots" - you can't fool biomechanics, as they say.

          I thought it was a Chinese invention, they invented it themselves.
  • Fitter65
    Fitter65 19 February 2021 23: 55
    +5
    It happened historically and geographically - our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought on the fields of Russia and Europe. All right
    indeed, everything is true both historically and geographically.
    But there was also another front of hostilities. And no less significant - the Pacific ... Well, our compatriots dealt their last blows in that terrible war in August 1945.
    By a strange coincidence of one of my acquaintances, in August 1945 FATHER fought with the Japanese, not a compatriot. So maybe our grandfathers and fathers inflicted the last blows in a terrible war in the war with Japan? Although already for many people living beyond the Urals, we, the Far East, are compatriots. hi
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 20 February 2021 08: 48
      +4
      This is the trouble of our time. It is easier to go to Chinese resorts from the Far East than to get to Moscow or the Crimea.
      It's good that everything is fine with air travel.
  • Revolver
    Revolver 20 February 2021 01: 47
    +5
    The boots seem to be norms, it looks like they are made of well-made leather, only the nails in the sole are superfluous for civilian life. Instead, a rubber ribbed knurl, and I would love to wear it on a woolen sock in winter.
    But the "hooves" - yes, a purely Japanese perversion. But if they are accustomed to this from childhood, why not?
  • Korsar4
    Korsar4 20 February 2021 06: 37
    +4
    Very interesting. So much rubber was a strategic raw material that they didn’t get it.

    We used euonymus and kok-sagyz. And then - synthesis. And all the options for obtaining remain in history.
    1. agond
      agond 20 February 2021 09: 12
      +6
      It is convenient to climb a rope with knots in "hoofed" boots
  • Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil 20 February 2021 10: 23
    +3
    My compliments to the author. Great article.
  • Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil 20 February 2021 18: 27
    +4
    “In the morning I saw two dead Japanese soldiers who were apparently observers sitting on a large leafless tree when they were killed by preparatory artillery fire. One of them was hanging from a branch. His entrails hung on branches around them like garlands on Another soldier was lying under a tree. His leg, which was lying on the other side of the tree, was torn off, and the gaiter and pant leg were still neatly put on. In addition to their disfigured state, I noted that both soldiers were wearing high leather boots This was the first time I saw this type of footwear in the Japanese. All the enemies I saw on Peleliu wore tarpaulin tabi with a rubber sole with a detached thumb. "
    Eugene Slage "With the Old Guard" Part 2. Chapter "March through the Island".
  • Fat
    Fat 21 February 2021 12: 59
    0
    Thank. An important detail. I have sinned. Never paid attention.
    It seemed that tarpaulin boots and footcloths were the pinnacle of military thought