Very cool 100% original medical brassard for US WW2 medics. The brassard has the original owner's ID number on it, the official geneva convention text and with a rare stamp of the French armed forces under the US Army in WW2. Great 100% original brassard complete with the original pin.
Difficult to find in such a nice condition!
History of the brassard
In order to comply with the Geneva Convention and Army Regulations a Medical Brassard was introduced November 25, 1924 for general wear by all medical personnel active in the field. As was the case with other armbands, this one was also to be worn on the left sleeve, above the elbow. It represented a red percale cross (3 inches x 3 inches) stitched on a white rectangular cotton (4 inches x 18 inches) armband, which was fixed to the clothing by a large safety pin. Every official brassard had a black ink stamped text on the inside stating “issued by Medical Department, U.S. Army, in conformity with Article 21, International Red Cross Convention, Geneva, 1929” – furthermore there was another stamped text showing the Identity Card number (of the holder) i.e. a black block letter, followed by a number of digits. This number was also reflected on the Medic’s Geneva Convention Identification Card, which he had to carry with him at all times, in order to remain protected as a non-combatant or neutral member of the Armed Forces by the terms of the Geneva Convention applicable in time of war. A similar means of identification (item #9913700) was introduced for the Veterinary Corps December 13, 1939; it carried a green cross on a white rectangular field, but its members were however not protected by the Geneva Convention.
On 16 June 1944, it was confirmed by the Chaplain Section, Headquarters, Communications Zone, ETOUSA, that Chaplains and Chaplains’ Assistants, Enlisted Men and Warrant Officers, who were concerned exclusively with the removal, transportation, and treatment of the sick and wounded, were permitted to wear the Medical Department GC Red Cross brassard.
Great and rare 100% original item from WW2 in functional condition!
- Very Rare WW2 USA Medical Brassard - Medic - Primeros auxilios - Usado por la resistencia francesa /
- País de origen
- Estados Unidos de América
- Original / réplica
- En buen estado
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad