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Waffen SS medic help

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    I am thinking about doing A Waffen SS Medic impression. I am currently doing Rottenfuhrer 12th SS HJ impression and just wish to move over to Medic for public events. Now Were medics allowed to carry a K98 and an ammo pouch? I have seen some guys in pictures from reenactments doing such thing. I have also seen original photos of medics with just a smock armband and medic pouches. I need info on anything I can get towards Medic's in the Waffen SS.

    Thanks

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    Hi mate.

    Bottom line is that the re-enactment guys have got it wrong in this instance.
    In order to claim protection under the Geneva Conventions that were in effect in WWII, a medic was entitled to wear the Geneva Red Cross arm band but NOT to carry firearms/weapons of any description.
    Therefore, in order to be accurate, for depicting a medic of 12SSHJ on the WESTERN front, you should NOT be carrying a 98K, or any other firearm, but should be wearing a Red Cross armband/helmet marking with the appropriate medical pouches.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    In agree with Ian, all medics were to be unarmed

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thanks guys! Yeah I knew medics never carried a 98K. I am not planning on having any type of firearm on my person. I went ahead and ordered my armband and Sani pouches. Thanks again

    Cheers.

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