Product Description: A German BDM Pennant in excellent condition. The pennant is made of a black cotton fabric featuring a Hitler Youth diamond, and a twisted cord border. One side of the German BDM Pennant features the BDM town Niederbreisig, while the other side features the lettering “Schaft 3”, both in an early chain stitched pattern. The German BDM Pennant measures 26 inches in length and 16 inches in height. A unique German BDM Pennant that will display nicely in any collection.
Historical Description: During the Third Reich and WWII, a wide variety of flags and pennants were used on German cars and vehicles. In the military, vehicle flags and pennants were used to indicate branch or rank, or specific command roles. The various civilian organizations also had vehicle flags and pennants for members of their organization or to denote the vehicles of officers, leaders or people in specific roles. Even political leaders had their own flags which were often rank specific. Some of the flags, especially military ones, were simply printed, and some were machine woven or stitched, while the flags for political leaders and the highest ranking military personnel were more decorative and often elaborately hand embroidered in bullion wire. Some vehicle flags were mass produced, including simple national flag type swastika emblem pennants that could have been bought by any patriotic supporter. Others were unique. These flags were attractive souvenirs for GI troops at the end of the war, and are eagerly collected today.
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