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Distinguished looking Medical Officers - Photo/Rppc (c.1907)

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ID: 1   Posted

Hi Gents

i like this pic

hope you do too....

the card itself is immaculate so I'm a bit suspicious of its age but whatever the Guys on it look great.

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tony

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ID: 2   Posted

Too bad the detail isn't better. I would have liked to have seen those leaders shoulder boards.

Chip

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ID: 3   Posted

Hi Chip

i will dust off my scanner and post some better ones and close ups...

in particular do you mean the one on the left or right of the guy in the civvies?

tony

4 minutes ago, Chip said:

Too bad the detail isn't better. I would have liked to have seen those leaders shoulder boards.

Chip

 

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ID: 4   Posted

Hi Tony,

Both if you will. :)

Chip

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ID: 5   Posted

As far as I know (Chip will know better) these are members of the freiwillige Krankenpflege (voluntary medical care units).

GreyC

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ID: 6   Posted

Here goes... files are tiny. I hope they work!

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tony

 

 

Sorry both not much better are they.

i'll have a practice tonight and post some more  tomorrow

tony

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ID: 7   Posted

Hello : To me they are members of the Red Cross . the bearded man wo rests his right elbow on the table appears to have officer shoulder boards and neatly a officers type belt and clasp . the other man appears to wear unterarzt shoulder boards . similar to the SB s used by offizierstellvertrer with a aesculapius staff on the middle . The man at the right of the civilian wears too officer SBs and belt .

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ID: 8   Posted

Hi,

nice to see that Bayern supports my view.

The Freiwillige Krankenpflege comprised different large organisations comitted to helping in the medical field. Apart from the Red Cross there were Malteser, Johanniter, Georgsritter, the Samaritans, the katholischen Pflegeorden, the evangelische Diakonie and the Jewish Krankenpflegevereine. At the proposed time of the photo 1907 a "Dienstverordnung für die freiwillige Krankenpflege" was issued and gave instructions as to their work and status. During the war 213.000 women and men worked with the freiwilligen Krankenpflege.

http://www.sehepunkte.de/2014/07/24485.html

GreyC

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GreyC,

Do you know if this book you reference has any information on the uniforms and ranks of the Freiwillige Krankenpflege? I collect the shoulder boards and it appears to me that each state had the state colors woven in to the brocade, in a similar fashion to army officer's shoulder boards. I have some with black stripes and blue stripes and am assuming they are Prussian and Bavarian organizations. I also have one with a rank that is not shown in my reference.

Thanks,

Chip

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Hello!

Here are some uniform details of the Freiwillige Krankenpflege:

Freiwillige Krankenpflege.JPEG

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ID: 11   Posted (edited)

Hi Chip,

I doubt it. The author is a historian who is less interested in these details and more so in the way the protagonists described their live in the service. As hardly any offical documents / sources survived, she based her doctoral dissertation on ego documents. So there may be references to the uniform but not in a systematic sense.

GreyC

PS: The German Red Cross seems to have destroyed all the documents when moving from one place to another with it´s headquarter long fter WW2 as the files were regarded as ballast.

Edited by GreyC

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Hi Gents

thanks all for your thoughts, information and interest....

I'm humbled by what you Gents know. I never expected to be able to 'label' this one.....

cheers all

tony

 

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Thanks for the showing the insignia chart Andy. I have that one too, but it apparently does not cover every example, as I have some that are not on it.

Chip

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ID: 14   Posted (edited)

Here are two from my collection. Note the different collar patches

Freiwillige Krankenpflege.JPG

Zugführer, Freiwillige Krankenpflege.JPG

Edited by The Prussian

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