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 Post subject: Sanitater collar tabs
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 13:45 pm 
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What was the standard collar tab of teh sani's? I have a pair of shoulder boards with blue medical piping but I'm unsure as to what tabs to get, I've seen original Red Cross tabs on ebay, would these do?


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 18:01 pm 
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Do you intend to be the bloke with the two special pouches running around the field of battle patching up the wounded with a red cross on his hat and his arm? If that's your role then any of the generic heer patches would do depending on the period.

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Yup, I've picked up a nice pair of sanitater boxes, currently putting together as accurately as possible the contents from a site in Belgium.

Ok, so any collar tabs, for example panzer grenadiers?

Primarily I have kit for a Panzer Lehr portrayal, thought a Sanitater impression incorporated into that would be quite interesting to put together. However I'm curious if the Sani's would wear standard uniform i.e they form a separate military branch, would a Sani impression fit with the Panzer wrap uniform? Information on sanitaters is proving hard to come by online so any help appreciated.


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No, not panzer grenadier, the generic type ie without a specific waffenfarbe.
Pinning down exactly what role you want will define what insignia you wear.
The sani at unit/zug level might only be distinguished by his armband and any other red cross markings, helmet etc. Blue waffenfarbe shoulder boards were not often worn at this level I'm led to believe.

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Thanks for that :)

I'll probably just stick to the armband in that case, would the entwined serpent specialist patch make an appearannce perhaps?

The period I'm most likely to portray often would be late war western Europe, Normandy/Ardennes, although I have the options to put together Sani impressions for other periods, however the only photographic reference I have is of Eastern Front Sanis, in which the armband is the only identifier, no doubt running about with a white and red stalhelm wasn't such a bright idea!


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Sani - then its either generic (thatl be the off-white to grey) litzen, or the cornflower blue litzen.

If your re-enacting a Krankentraeger - then stick with your lehr litzen.

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