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Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Armbands

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    Just thought I'd show my latest DRK armbands, one being a "stone-mint" example and the other an interesting variant with Swastika...I'm beginning to take an interest in DRK items and will be adding more as I like to create small groupings of the different organizations...cheers, Glenn
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    Nice examples. This is the first time I have seen the type with the swastika.


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    Me too ! Any chance of more pictures of that one please Glenn


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    Swastika one appears to be hand made. Almost certainly has to be quite rare-how many were saved by the nurses when they went home in a defeated nation? Very Nice!

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    From what i've been told the DRK armbands never made any style that had a swastika on it. I've also never seen this style in any books but I could be wrong. I myself had a DRK phase and saw these armbands for sale on ioffer. After looking through books and period photographs I was unable to find any armbands of the DRK with a swastika on it. Only the cross with DRK around it and just the cross alone which sometimes had a stamp somewhere on the armband. If you find any photographs depicting this armband please let me know! Also, once again, if I am wrong I do apologize.

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    Here are some close-ups...I picked up this variant in Vienna,..Appears machine embroidered, but it's a real one...Perhaps a Medical Armband for one of the Party Formations, and not necessarily DRK proper....Cheers,Glenn
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    How do you know it's original?

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    My friend does house-cleanouts and found this in a woman's purse in a house near Vienna...(I grew up over there btw). I've seen red cross armbands with the DJ Rune before, and I believe that this came from one of the party formations rather than DRK itself. But I assure you it's a good one, just a variant...Experience tells me that it's just a matter of time before I see another one in a photo, also passes the blacklight test...I'll hang on to it until I know more about it as well....Cheers, Glenn
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    Oh ok. I've just been told that there's a reason they never put the swastika inside the red cross symbol. Working on the answer of why not. However, hope you are right. I did find a varient of this style, it was a reproduction from the 50's but slightly different. Good luck with it, if you find any hard evidence it's an original please let me know. Thanks

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    I'm always on the lookout for new information, just not quite ready to trash it yet. Glenn

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