Product Description: This small NSDAP Pennant measures 9 inches long, 5 inches across the hoist. The cotton retains the original bright red, white and black coloring. There are no holes, staining or discoloration of the small NSDAP Pennant. It is double sided and constructed in three layers, with swastikas and white background on the separately stitched fields. Brass rings are stitched to the small NSDAP pennant and used to hoist the flag on what ever purpose the pennant was attended for. These have been difficult to find in the last couple years in excellent condition.
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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