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#1 rschwerma

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:19 PM

Hi,

Im new to this forum and im trying to do some research on the nazi flag my grandpa gave to me 2 years ago. He said it was captured in the battle of the Bulge. Its in pretty decent shape has a few bullet holes through it ect...but its intact. Is there any museums or collectors out there that deal with old memorabilia? Any help would be great. I can get some pictures if needed.


Thanks Russ

#2 Erich

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:52 PM

post the pics it could be just a standard everywhere seen red body with white center circle and the ugly black swastika in the center, fairly common really

but please post some pics and we can gather some price info for you.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:53 PM

ok ill go get some pics.....

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:56 PM

while your at it so you are familiar with some of the members go to the forum headed Militaria and glean through the threads there, we have some pretty knowledgeable folk that camp here

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

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I measured 47 1/2" by 26 1/2" the writing on it says: Kr.FL. 80x155

and NVREVVIISSINGEN & CO SKATOENFABR HELMOND (HOLLAND)

Thats what i can make it out to be anyway....

Ant help would be great. Thanks again!

#6 mikebatzel

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:48 PM

The flag appears to be the Nazi Reichkriegsflagge (war flag) from 38-45. I don't speak german:o so I can not help with the writing. hope that helps

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Please give the Combined Fleet the chance to bloom as flowers of death. This is the navy’s earnest request. RADM Tasuku Nakazawa prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

#7 Erich

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:50 PM

Mike it's a smaller form of the Kriegsmarine Battle flag

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:08 PM

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Erich, You are of course correct!
Apologies,
Mike
Please give the Combined Fleet the chance to bloom as flowers of death. This is the navy’s earnest request. RADM Tasuku Nakazawa prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:13 PM

well no probs Mike, you made a good guess though, you are talking of the typical rather oversized red banner flag with white circle and the black crooked cross-swastika, produced in many different sizes and placed by thousands everywhere in the Reich early war. Have to say that Germany during per war and early war years were real big on showy flag ceremonies and flag placements from windowsills

#10 mikebatzel

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:17 PM

Well, no. I was not thinking of this Posted Image but further checking unearthed this
War Ensign 1938-1945 (Germany)
War Ensign 1935-1938 (Germany)
It appears that in fact all services used this flag. The KM approved version should have a seperate stamp...

a marking with an eagle over a kapital M, which means the flag was Kriegsmarine approved.


Please give the Combined Fleet the chance to bloom as flowers of death. This is the navy’s earnest request. RADM Tasuku Nakazawa prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

#11 Erich

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:55 PM

Mike that is what I was trying to explain to you, red background, white center circle, black national marking...what you have shown in the small pic.
the flag in the first posting is the KM usual style and was of different sizes, and sure there were regimental flags and special district flags worn over the top of buildings as well.

your link is incorrect as the navel ensign is from the war years as the ship photos suggest. the link for the war years is for the ensign as pre-war, right after WW 1
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:51 AM

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I measured 47 1/2" by 26 1/2" the writing on it says: Kr.FL. 80x155

and NVREVVIISSINGEN & CO SKATOENFABR HELMOND (HOLLAND)

Thats what i can make it out to be anyway....

Ant help would be great. Thanks again!


looks more like the Navy flag to me.
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#13 Erich

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:36 AM

did you read my first and second posting PofS .... probably not

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:59 AM

We have recently found a flag very similar to the one pictured above, except instead of the iron cross in the canton there is an eagle. Any info would be greatly appreciated!




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