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just joe16 Sep 2022 11:59 a.m. PST

for the medical units that is?
lost the í''i the topic austrians?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 10:06 a.m. PST

Please try to make your question clearer.

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Michman17 Sep 2022 4:37 p.m. PST

Let's try …..

Russians : no separate medical units – medical functions were attached to combattant units from armies down to battalions & squadrons – hence no banners, standards or similar

Austrians : I don't know

French : had separate ambulance companies – typically assigned 1 ambulance company per (infantry) corps d'armée – no eagles, flags, standards, fanions or similar as far as I know

Lilian18 Sep 2022 11:01 a.m. PST

until WWII the French sanitary transport is the field of competence of the Train (des Equipages) with the drivers-soldiers as the Train is the Transport while the Medical Service is only the care of the wounded and sicks

it existed medical personnel in the hospitals and regiments but the only, and first, real specific medical "units" I know were raised under Napoleon in 1809
with the 11 Nurses companies Compagnies d'Infirmiers, and their brown uniformed despostats actually rather simply stretcher-bearers, to be fair their successors, the units of "nurses" soldiers even in the last World Wars were very far to have medical skills
for the Hundred Days they were gathered in the "1st Battalion of Soldiers of Ambulance" disbanded in october 1815


idealized optimistic vision of the French medical service on the battlefield
Florent Vincent's plate



Vincent's plate is very interesting for uniforms. In contrast it gives a false idea of what could be the pickup and the treatment of the injured.
Presence of a flying ambulance (which was rare and practically only existed in the Guard).
Abundance of despotates and their stretchers (which have been more of a Percy project than a reality on the ground)
Abundance of doctors (black velvet) who were rare and even more on the battlefield.
the opportunity to recall that doctors, were a "scarce commodity" (113 in 1813) on the battlefield and being responsible for treating "internal diseases", they were not seen in the care of wounds, fractures of the limbs etc… which were "external diseases" within the competence of the surgeons.

Marc Morillon médecin général inspecteur, professeur agrégé du Val-de-Grâce, président du conseil scientifique du Comité international de médecine militaire

just joe18 Sep 2022 4:07 p.m. PST

dear dead head
any signes flag for the medical units? brown flag red cross russian ?.austrian

Lilian20 Sep 2022 7:11 a.m. PST

The Austrian Army didn't have either any medical "unit" and probably the same for the British Army

as already precised it didn't exist really medical "units" at such in this period,
Army Medical in almost all the countries is just a corps-service with only regimental, hospital, field hospital, flying ambulance with specialized sanitary personnel medical officers or nurses

the exception are the 11 Nurses compagnies of the French Army and on the same model 4 Nurses companies Compagnie Infermieri of the Italian Army

subject to further exhaustive inventory

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