BACKGROUND: On August 13, 1941, to release men from non-combatant roles in the Canadian Armed Forces and to expand the war effort, the Canadian Women’s Auxillary Corps was formed. It was not until March 1942 saw the induction into the Canadian Army as the C.W.A.C. Their roles were to include secretaries, mechanics, cooks, etc. Most women served in Canada, but some served overseas. 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A pair of black rubber boots made by Acton Rubber Limited of Canada. Each canvas topped boot has three straps that mate with a silver friction buckle. The interior is lined in wool and is stamped with a "C" broad arrow to the side and the manufacture name and date of 1942 to the foot. Each sole is marked with the size of "4 ˝" ,"Acton Rubber Limited" and "Made in Canada". The left boot’s fold over flap has a horizontal extended tear to the top of the foot, while the fabric has pulled away from the base along the where the bottom strap is located. They do not appear to have been issued or worn.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $90.00

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