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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Peter » 15 Dec 2008 20:36

A lovely photo from Bundesarchiv Wikipedia
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Re: Female award-holders

Post by stril » 17 Oct 2009 17:35

Hello
Still looking for info about Anna Fromm-Christiansen (born.Prall).
She got the EKII after the Måløy raid.
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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Heimatschuss » 23 Jul 2011 11:16

Hello,

here's another photo of Hanna Reitsch I received recently. Actually it's just a modern day computer printout but I've never encountered this one before. Going by the picture quality it could be a movie still perhaps.

Does anyone know this picture already or recognize who the Luftwaffe officers are?

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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Heimatschuss » 18 Aug 2015 19:22

Hello,

here's something interesting from WW I, two Austrian nurses serving in Palestine that were decorated with the Turkish 'Gallipoli Star' or Eiserner Halbmond as it is called in German.
Iron Crescent Nurses.JPG
Source:
Tages-Post [Linz, Upper Austria] of July 10th; 1918; 54.Jahrgang; Nr.155, p.4
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno? ... =4&zoom=48

Translation:

(Austrian Red Cross nurses at the Palestinian front.)
Army nurse Annitta Touschek from Linz and Army nurse Therese Fruhstorfer from
Salzburg who are facing the hardships and the terrible heat of the Orient for
more than two years already were awarded the Iron Crescent badge which is very
seldomly bestowed on women for their self-sacrificing work in the desert and in
Jerusalem by the then Supreme Commander of the Sinai Army Djemal Pasha in the name
of the Sultan.
Gallipoli Star.jpg
There also was a version for non-combatants (which the nurses should have received) where the colour pattern of the ribbon was inverted.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Star
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiserner_Halbmond

Another female recipient from http://www.germanautoandaerocorps.com/n ... -wear.html:
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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Matt Gibbs » 07 Jan 2016 01:52

A quick erratum from me on the photo in Page 1 of Schulz and Foke. There is a studio photo from Hoffmann of these two posed together, dated and titled War in North Africa 1943 as the date. Hoff46422 and 1028 are the ref in the Bayerische Photo Archive.
In the same series of Red Cross photos there is also a nice photo of Gauleiter Forster and his wife is wearing a Red Cross uniform.

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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Heimatschuss » 14 Feb 2016 16:05

Hello,

found an old newspaper notice about a nurse of the German Red Cross who received the Volkspflege-Medaille (National Welfare Medal?) after three years of service at the Western front.
Kathi Konrad.JPG
Source: Neue Warte am Inn [Braunau; Upper Austria] of Jan. 10th, 1945; 65. Jahrgang; Nr.2, p.2
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno? ... =2&zoom=33

Here an example of the medal:
Image Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrenzeic ... olkspflege

Detailed information on this award (in German) here: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/orders-de ... ge-391051/

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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Heimatschuss » 14 Feb 2016 16:43

Hello,

here's an interesting newspaper clipping about a school girl from a secondary school in Zwettl (Lower Austria) who'd received the Wound Badge in silver after losing an eye in a fighter bomber attack on a train station where she was working for the League of German Girls. There seems to have been a general policy that in cases of severe injuries female victims immediately received the silver Wound Badge. For example nurses Elfriede Wnuk (http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0#p1273460) and Magda Darchinger (http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1#p1299471) also got the silver version after both losing a leg in air raids.
Anna Sasshofer.JPG
Source: Znaimer Tagblatt of Mar. 22nd, 1945; 48. Jahrgang; Folge 69, p.2
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno? ... =2&zoom=53

I'm a bit sceptical though about the last line of the notice 'With pride she now wears the silver Wound Badge bestowed on her.' Presumably Anna Saßhofer would have preferred to keep her eye instead. When you read German newspapers of the period you'll occasionally find such phrases of hollow bombast. My favourite is: 'He crowned his military career with his death in the battle of X.' as if had been the highest and final goal of the brave soldier to be killed. And I've met this nonsense phrase several times already.

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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Steve E » 14 Feb 2016 23:01

Correction,
Anna lost her right arm, not an eye.
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Re: Female award-holders

Post by Heimatschuss » 15 Feb 2016 01:05

Aaargghh,

what on Earth did I read there? It clearly says 'Arm' in the notice but I've had a look on this snippet at least three times in the last days and always saw 'Auge' (= eye). It's time to see the ophtalmologist once again I think. What a stupid mistake on my part :cry:. But thank you for correcting my misreading soon enough before it migrates to God-knows-where.

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Re: Female award-holders

Post by ASAM » 09 Jan 2019 09:26

New article about awarded foreign (Norwegian, Flemish, Latvian, Russian, Danish, Walloon and Spanish) DRK-nurses from Polish magazine. Unfortunately, only in Russian language, but with lots of photos (last two pages):
http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php ... 1.05/15405
Samcevich Andrei "Arm to arm: foreign nurses of the German red cross, awarded during the Second world war "

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