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    Some time ago i found this picture on Ebay of a red cross nurse with a EK ribbon sewn on her uniform.
    I've personally never seen it before and think it's kinda odd, even if a nurse got awarded a EK wouldn't it then have to be with a non combatant ribbon?

    If anyone got some info on it i'd love to know.

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    cheers,

    Tjebbe

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    Hi,

    I remember reading in Harald Geißler's book Das Eiserne Kreuz (1995 Edition) that some nurses have indeed been awarded with a combatant Iron Cross since they served in the front lines and thus underwent similar dangers as regular soldiers. If I recall correctly, these awards on non-combat personnel had been typical for the early years before much more formal rules were applied.
    Unfortunately, I no longer have this book to check for more details. (I had it borrowed via a kind friend from Germany.)

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    Thanks a lot for the info. I'll try to see ifi can find a copy of that book somewhere, a bit odd things like this always interest me a lot and i'd love to know as much about it as possible.

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    it also happened in WW2.

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