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Occupied territory nurse

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Occupied territory nurse

Postby MissKadri on 16 Nov 2012 09:27

Hello!

As woman enlisted as a nurse on occupied territory did it automatically meant that she was part of the army? Or was there also an option to be civilian nurse and not part of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz?
Did being a member in Deutsches Rotes Kreuz meant being in the army?
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Re: Occupied territory nurse

Postby Phil Nix on 16 Nov 2012 12:07

a member of the Deutsches Red Cross was similar to the Red Cross wherever it served
and it was not part of the Armed Forces
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Re: Occupied territory nurse

Postby MissKadri on 16 Nov 2012 12:22

Could it even been technically possible for a nurse to join Armed Forces?
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Re: Occupied territory nurse

Postby Christoph Awender on 16 Nov 2012 16:50

MissKadri wrote:Could it even been technically possible for a nurse to join Armed Forces?


Hello,

Not as a nurse. Of course as Nachrichtenhelferin etc...
For example a Kriegslazarett (1000 beds) had 50 nurses from the country it was stationed in. These were payed by the army but not part of the armed forces and in foreign countries often not part of the red cross either.

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Re: Occupied territory nurse

Postby history1 on 16 Nov 2012 19:46

Christoph, I would like to hear your opinion regarding this nurse serving on the Eastern Front: http://www.amazon.de/Briefe-einer-Rotkr ... 3892449880
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Re: Occupied territory nurse

Postby MissKadri on 16 Nov 2012 21:23

Christoph Awender wrote:
MissKadri wrote:Could it even been technically possible for a nurse to join Armed Forces?


Hello,

Not as a nurse. Of course as Nachrichtenhelferin etc...
For example a Kriegslazarett (1000 beds) had 50 nurses from the country it was stationed in. These were payed by the army but not part of the armed forces and in foreign countries often not part of the red cross either.

/Christoph



Thanks so much!
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