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Hello from Washington State

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 17:29
by Skypig
My name is Mike and I am a reenactor in Washington. I am just getting started on the Allied side of things but I have been on the Dark side for many years. Does anyone know of any accounts of German Sannitaters working in US Aid stations? Personal accounts, pictures, film etc. I know they wouldn't be there for long, just until the MP's showed up, but it would be an interesting angle. This is a fantastic site. Thanks for all the hard work. Mike

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 00:30
by GauzeBandage

I did hear of a few understaffed Aid Stations that put put German 'sanits' to work, I also heard that in a farmhouse in Normandy, 2 medics went to work German soldiers after they were captured. It happened a lot. But I haven't encountered any personal accounts. If I do, I will post it.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:10
by Ben
Hi Mike,
Welcome to the Forum! I hope that you will enjoy your time here. There is certainly a lot of photographic evidence which suggests both German and American medical personnel worked together on injured comrades, but this practice is either seen on the front line, or further to the rear in Evacuation Hospitals, where Germans were often used as Litter Bearers. Perhaps the best illustration of German and American cooperation is shown below:

I hope this helps, and let me know if you have any more questions or queries.
Welcome to the gang!
Ben ;)


Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 05:28
by Skypig
Excellent. Just what I was looking for.

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 00:05
by sgtpeter
Hey Mike - welcome to the forum. What part of Seattle are you in?

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 02:05
by Skypig
Farther south, actually. Ft Lewis area. Everyone knows where Seattle is, though.

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 03:25
by littlelotte
That is so true. My hubby is from Port Angeles....we just tell people he is from Seattle. Of course here in Maryland people are like "from Washington, huh, what part of DC is that??" We are stationed at Fort Meade about 25 minutes (without traffic..LOL) from Washington DC. So I learned quickly on the east coast to say Seattle. Welcome to the forum.

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:13
by 916matt
Hello, is this the reason most americans think that everyone in the UK comes from London :D ,matt.

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 14:19
by littlelotte
Hi Matt,
Could be, Although most Londoners (not many) that I know just say they are from London. I have a very good friend from Birmingham, she lives in Atlanta now. Most Americans (at least younger generations, my son escpecially) thinks that the UK is London. My first thought when someone says the UK is Scotland, but I am not My son is 14 and he thinks Europe is France. I personally think it is the American public school system, they do not go into great detail with geography, and when they do they do not spend enough time distinguishing between countries and continents, at least not in the school he goes too....
-Lisa :D