The GWA
"DRK - Red Cross Nurse - Regs"


German Red Cross Nurses (DRK)
"Deutsches Rotes Kreuz"

  1. The dress will consist of a shirt - waist style top attached to a gathered skirt of grey- blue, grey, or intermediate shade cotton, wool, or natural fiber combination material only. The fabric may be solid or pinstriped (solid is preferred). The dress will have white cotton collar and cuffs and will button up the front. The dress will be no shorter than 5" from the ground when worn.

  2. An apron of white cotton, bib - style, with either ties or buttons (at the back) will be worn. The preferred style has straps over the shoulders, crossing in back and fastened either with buttons or sewn in place. The apron may be with or without pockets, at the wearer’s option. The apron will be nearly as long as the dress and wide enough to reach the side seams of the dress.

  3. A cap shall be of white cotton or linen. The cap may be of either modern or scarf-style in a documented pattern.

  4. Shoes shall be either high - lace ("granny") boots with rounded toes and low heels, or a period Oxford-style shoe with low heel. Shoes shall be black. Boots are preferred.

  5. Stockings shall be black, and be of an opaque fabric. Stockings should be made of either wool, acrylic, or cotton knit, either ribbed or plain.

  6. Insignia:
  7. Nurses may wear a pin at the base of the collar or at the top center of the apron bib. Acceptable pins are: a plain enameled red cross shape with a white outline border; or a circular pin with dark blue or black border, a red cross in the center, and the words "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz" or "Hilfschwester" on the border.

    * Note: Pins must not have any Nazi symbols on them.

  8. Nurses may wear the greatcoat as worn by military personnel or a grey cape. Civilian overcoats are permitted if of a period style and in a grey, field grey, or black color. Black, grey, or field-grey knit hats, scarves, and gloves are also permitted.

  9. Gas masks are not required but......
  10. (* Note: If steel helmets are required, it seems that gas masks should likewise be mandatory. If you need a helmet to protect you because you are in the range of ballistic effects, you are also within range of chemical effects.)

  11. Bread bags and medical canteens are optionally authorized.

  12. Any appropriate medical equipment is desirable, providing it is visually appropriate for the period. German markings are preferred, but unmarked equipment is also acceptable.