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N047576 DRK NURSES HAT. (DRK Mütze)

BACKGROUND: The DRK, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), was a voluntary civil assistance organization that was originally instituted in 1864 and was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention on July 27TH 1929. On December 9TH 1937 the DRK gained the status of a legally recognized organization by the NSDAP. As with other essential services in Third Reich Germany the DRK came under control of the NSDAP in late 1938 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interiors Social Welfare Organization. DRK uniforms can be traced back to at least WWI and underwent minor modifications until August 6TH 1935 when major modifications were enacted including the introduction of the national eagle emblem with swastika. Further regulations in January 1938 dictated additional minor uniform modifications.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: An opened backed white linen construction DRK nurses hat. There is a machine embroidered red cross to the front which is in turn machine sewn to the hat. Unmarked. Shows the expected age and use.    (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)

GRADE ****                                                 PRICE $180.00

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