Jim S Registered User
#2

Will add a few more tomorrow.

HerrScheisse Registered User
#3

For some reason, this reminds me of that infamous Father Ted episode

Jim S Registered User
#4

"Mrs Doyle Ted....she's not a real women"

#5

Those are very interesting. Do you know what they would have been used for (particularly the banner sized ones) ?

Jim S Registered User
#6

The Reischkrieg or "Battleflags" , all navy marked used in ships of various sizes , these sizes go up as far as that designated for use on a heavy cruiser , beyond this size and they are difficult to obtain.

2, 40x65cm, ships up to 500 tons
3, 50x85cm, same as #2
5, 80x135cm, 500-1500 tons
6, 100x170cm, 1500-10K tons
7, 150x250cm, 10K tons plus (transport=11Kt, BC=15Kt)
8, 200x335cm, but not listed in KMFbuch. (Btlships=50Kt)
Example larger than jack size 8 also posted on WAF.
..........(RKF size#, size, use)..........
12, 450x750cm, over 10K, Battleship (Bismarck 50Kt)
11, 400x670cm, over 10K tons, B-Cruiser (Prinz Eugen 14Kt)
10, 300x500cm, 1500 to 10K tons, Cruiser (Leipzig 8.4K tons)
8, 200x335cm, 1500 to 10K tons, Destroyer 3Kt & Cruiser 8Kt
7, 150x250cm, 500 to 1500 tons, (note U-Boat pole too short)
6, 100x170cm, 500 to 1500 tons, DE-Torpedo Boat 900 tons
5, 80x135cm, up to 500 tons, U-Boats and E-Boats, tugs
3, 50x85cm, up to 500 tons, U-Boats 900t, E-Boats 120t

The above info from Bill (Weed) "OFW" who posts on Wehrmacht Awards Forum.
Occasionally you find the flags marked with both cm sizes and a single figure.
(see above table) - I am up to "11"- 400cm x670cm.

The large elongated banners , the are constructed to accept a wooden bar so they can be hung , the largest is approx. 30 ft long - something which might be hung at a meeting or a rally.

The State Service Flags , those with the Swastika in an "art deco type style" - on public or government buildings , you do find some marked up for naval use and occasionally they were flown from ships at anchor.

I have a few others which I will add later as most photos are "trapped in the HD of mu last PC".

#7

Thanks for that. I have read OFW's posts on WAF before but had not noticed that one. Cheers.

Jim S Registered User
#8

Another one or two a 300x500 bow flag , the kgm stamp on it is genuine and rarely seen.

A female RAD flag , got this for a song slight tear on the white rope covering but otherwise perfect.

NSBO flag a labour organisation.

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Jim S said:
Another one or two a 300x500 bow flag , the kgm stamp on it is genuine and rarely seen.

A female RAD flag , got this for a song slight tear on the white rope covering but otherwise perfect.

NSBO flag a labour organisation.


Here is one of those Female Rad ones in action :

http://www.militaria-archive.com/albums.html


(Close up)


(not so clear)


Here is one from the album of an S.A. & NSBO man


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Jim S Registered User
#10

Morlar , thanks for posting up the photos, have not seen these before - the flag with the ears of corn on it not one I know at all. (Cheers sir).

As far as I am aware the NSBO fell into decline and was absorbed into "DAF" ( German labour Front").

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Jim S said:
Morlar , thanks for posting up the photos, have not seen these before - the flag with the ears of corn on it not one I know at all. (Cheers sir).


Glad you liked them. That branding got around :

http://www.militaria-archive.com/albums/fad-1934/index.html







Jim S said:
As far as I am aware the NSBO fell into decline and was absorbed into "DAF" ( German labour Front").


They were indeed, the NSBO were forcibly merged into the D.A.F, along with other labour organisations. They (not the NSBO but the other labour organisations) were seen as potential breeding grounds for communists and so were brought under the NS State umbrella.

Interestingly the NSBO once striked with communists, despite being N.S. in nature.

Jim S Registered User
#12

Aye , they were apparently quite "socialist" in nature.

The photo album covers , nice , something I have not seen before RJ Benders "Labour Organisations of The Third Reich" does good coverage of the NSBO and DAF , they have a good photo of that RAD flag being raised but its reproduction is quite small.

From "Labor Organizations of The Third Reich" ( J R Angolia and D Littlejohn ( RJ Bender Publishing).

A flag of the same type and size being raised.

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BlackEdelweiss Registered User
#13

That is a beautiful collection. One of my next purchases will be a tank id flag, I think flags are one of the most iconic symbols of the third reich and I know in time I will own several of them, my wife just isint very keen on the idea.

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MedalFuhrer Registered User
#14

Wow, thanks for sharing!

Jim S Registered User
#15

A Kgm marked flag sized for a heavy cruiser, a bit dirty and stained and a size not popular with collectors.

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