DAF Flag

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: 45″ x 38″ / 114 x 97cm


Product Description: This is a really nice example of a DAF flag. These are many times rarer than the standard German national swastika flags and war flags usually encountered. This one measures 38 by 45 inches, a nice displayable and desirable size. This flag is a deluxe, high quality multi-piece type, double sided, with the white and black sections on each side being separate pieces that have been meticulously cut and machine stitched to the red field. It depicts the cogwheel and swastika emblem of the DAF, the German national labor union during the Third Reich. This handsome DAF flag may have once adorned a factory or workshop. It shows some typical age toning, but retains good color. There is one small tear close to one edge but no major damage. This DAF flag is a hard to find type with a bold and striking overall look and lots of visual appeal.


Historical Description: The red flag with white central disk and black swastika was introduced by Hitler in the 1920s as the flag of the National Socialist political party. In 1933, shortly after the Nazis took power, this party flag was recognized alongside the black-white-red Imperial tricolor as one of Germany’s national flags. In 1935, the use of the tricolor flag was discontinued, and between September 1935 and May 8, 1945, the Nazi party flag was the sole national flag of Germany. From its creation in the 1920s through the end of the war, this swastika flag was made and used in endless variations, from the massive banners hung at Party Day rallies to small pennants, bunting flags, and hand-held paper flags distributed along parade routes. These flags, banners and pennants flew from ships, were hung from official and private buildings, and were displayed outside business and private homes. At the end of WWII, the Allied military governments abolished the use of all Nazi symbols, including the national flag. Most Third Reich era German national flags were simply destroyed.


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