Soviet soldiers pick up the abandoned German uniforms and at the same time the German guard ersatz-boots give to the horses as food. An element of the winter clothing in the Wehrmacht were guard bots made of thick felt on wooden soles. However, the lack of uniform forced the German servicemen to make an ersatz version of such shoes from straw harnesses. Straw bots dressed over their boots and stuffed with straw or newspapers.
Photo place: Sovetskaya Rossiya
Author: Natalia Bode