Original German WWII Kriegsmarine Naval Battle Flag with Wartime Markings. This is history not hate, I cant post pictures due to this websites sensitive policy. This was surrendered during WWII to my great grandfather.
My info is listed at the end of the desc. Original Item: Only One Available. Reichskriegsflagge (Imperial War Flag) was the official name of the war flag and war ensign used by the German armed forces from 1933 to 1945.
Recently acquired from a veteran's estate this is without a doubt the most impressive battle flag of the German WW2 era, it measures 39.50" x 67", or 100cm x 170cm. Constructed of wool with a bright red background with a large white central circle displaying a huge swas with the German Naval Cross design also in black to the edges. In the top corner is a black on white Iron cross.This Naval battle flag is totally original and is in excellent condition only some very minor mothing. Reichskriegsfl with eagle over M inspectors mark (Navy) and 100 x 170. This is an wonderful example of this classic Third Reich Naval Battle flag.
Designed personally by Adolf AH, this flag served the Heer and the Luftwaffe as their War Flag, and the Kriegsmarine as its War Ensign (the National Flag serving as Jack). This flag was hoisted daily in barracks operated by units of the Wehrmacht combined German military forces, and it had to be flown from a pole positioned near the barracks entrance, or failing this, near the guard room or staff building.New recruits in the latter part of World. War II were sworn in on this flag (one recruit holding the flag and taking the oath on behalf of the entire recruit class with the recruits looking on as witnesses - before, this was done on the regimental colors). The flag had to be formally hoisted every morning and lowered every evening. These hoisting and lowering ceremonies took the form of either an ordinary or a ceremonial flag parade. At the ordinary raising, the party consisted of the Orderly Officer of the Day, the guard, and one musician.
At the ceremonial raising, one officer, one platoon of soldiers with rifles, the guard, the regimental band, and the corps of drums were all present. The proportions of the flag are 3:5. Fusing elements of the NSDAP German Flag (swas and red background) with that of the old Imperial Reich War Flag (four arms emanating from off-center circle and Iron Cross in the canton), these flags were uniformly produced as a printed design on bunting.
Raised for the first time at the Bendlerstraße Building (Wehrmacht Headquarters) in Berlin on November 7, 1935, It was taken down for the last time by British occupation forces after the arrest of the Dönitz Government at the Naval Academy Mürwik in Flensburg-Mürwik, Germany, on May 23, 1945. In his book, Inside the Third Reich, Albert Speer states that in only two other designs did he (Adolf AH) execute the same care as he did his Obersalzberg house: that of the Reich War Flag and his own standard of Chief of State. For pictures feel free to inquire at 2024366963. The item "Original German WWII Kriegsmarine Naval Battle Flag with Wartime Markings" is in sale since Thursday, July 15, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Photographs". The seller is "the937_warehouse" and is located in Woodbridge, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.