Product Description: This is an outstanding and choice example of the iconic German National War Flag, with exceptional eye appeal. It’s a desirable size, 100cm x 170cm (40″ x 67″). The fabric is a typical fine cotton material, with the flag design printed on. The original colors are very bright and attractive, with no fading or toning. The hoist end has a typical white reinforcement with factory stitched rope loops at the top and bottom for hanging. This white reinforcement fabric has expected markings, with “Kr.Fl. 100×170” indicating the designation of the flag. Kriegsflagge, and the dimensions. It’s also maker marked by the firm of Lorenz Summa Söhne in Oberkotzau, a small municipality in upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria. This flag does not appear to have ever been used, and is extraordinarily well-preserved. The fabric shows zero mothing, holes or discoloration. This German National War Flag is in absolute mint condition and seldom do they ever show up like this.
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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