BOOTS, BOOTS, TO GO UP AND DOWN IN AFRICA: THE SALVAGE AND REPAIR OF ARMY BOOTS, SOMERSET, ENGLAND, 1943
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At a long trestle table in this shoe factory in Somerset, Corporal Salvi (originally from Framingham, Massachusetts) and his civilian colleagues sort through piles of worn boots sent to the factory from all over Britain. Three quarters of the boots and shoes will be rebuilt and the rest will be repaired and distributed to prisoners of war. More sacks of boots are stacked up behind them, waiting to be sorted.