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by LOSMP
Thu Aug 28, 2008 05:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nurses uniform in General Hospital
Replies: 13
Views: 15370

One last comment on Elinor Warner Bird's statement about her nursing uniform: "We were issued a Red Cross pin which was the only pin you were supposed to wear." This is significant because when American nurses graduated from nursing school, they were given a distinctive pin designed by the...
by LOSMP
Wed Aug 27, 2008 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front Line Nurses
Replies: 15
Views: 12281

And there were TAC stripes on the backs of their helmets. Will send Ben a picture to post.
by LOSMP
Tue Aug 26, 2008 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nurses uniform in General Hospital
Replies: 13
Views: 15370

And then there's this verbal description, from the "Testimony" of Nurse Elinor Warner Bird, 203rd General Hospital. See "Testimonies" section of this website for the entire narrative. She's writing here about preparing to go overseas: "Christmas Day, 1943, was spent in prepa...
by LOSMP
Tue Aug 26, 2008 15:02
Forum: Photographs and Video
Topic: 203rd gen hosp then & now.
Replies: 2
Views: 5311

Yes, Matt's then/now pictures are wonderful, not only those of Petworth shown here, but also all the other ones he's taken at different sites in Southern England. I had a box of jumbled unlabeled pictures, which I could group only by the developer's roll number on the back of each image. This was id...
by LOSMP
Tue Aug 26, 2008 05:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nurses uniform in General Hospital
Replies: 13
Views: 15370

Any uniform? How about the working uniform of physical therapists, at a General Hospital?

September, 1944, through May, 1945, 203rd General Hospital, Paris
by LOSMP
Sun Aug 24, 2008 04:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front Line Nurses
Replies: 15
Views: 12281

Frontline Nurses

Maybe you need to go back to Clara Barton days to find nurses like her roaming the battlefields, tending the wounded!

Nurses wore the same uniforms in combat in Normandy as the men did, but they didn't wear "medic" gear, or act in a medic role. Is that what you meant?

Lois

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