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German National War Flag (Battle Flag) Clearance Sale


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: German National War Flag (Battle Flag) Clearance Sale Download Post Reply with quote

THE NATIONAL WAR FLAG ‘REICHSKRIEGSFLAGGE’
This is a 1/6th scale flag 28.3 cm x 16.6 cm of a commonly used standard size 170 cm x 100 cm. It is made of a single piece of cloth printed on both sides as was the original. Sewing of the flag is as close to the original that we can achieve in 1/6th scale. Note the white hoist side has looped rope at the top and bottom, this is the correct hanging method for this size German flag, larger flags had a loop at the top and a single rope at the bottom, these were used to attach the flag to the halyard on the flag pole. German flags had double sewn edges which has been duplicated in these sixth scale versions. Navel and some larger flags had multiple stitching around the edges to give it extra strength in high winds.

Pictures and clearance sale prices of the 6 scale THE NATIONAL WAR FLAG (Battle Flag) at end of post.

INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL WAR FLAG ‘REICHSKRIEGSFLAGGE’

The new National War Flag was introduced on November 7, 1935. Its introduction was timed to coincide with the official commencement of German military conscription. There are two designs of the National War Flag, the first and very rare, has two unbroken rings around the Swastika. The second and more common design has only one unbroken ring around the Swastika, this design was introduced in February 1938 and used throughout WW2.
The flag proportions are 3:5, it came in the following official sizes 50/85 - 80/135 - 100/170 - 150/250 - 200/335 - 300/500 - 400/670 - 450/750. All sizes are in centimeters.

The National War Flag was hoisted and lowered daily in barracks occupied by units of the Wehrmacht. During the course of the war it was put to many uses. As the National War Flag of the Third Reich it was used to cover coffins of German military personnel killed in action, as a podium drape and as the battle flag of navel warships to name a few.
On August 28, 1944 the Fuhrer issued the ‘The Flag Order of 1944’ This decreed that all unit Colors and Standards were to be handed over the museum administration of the appropriate service and the National War Flag (Reichskriegsflagge) was to be used in future. This was most likely done to avoid the capture of Unit Colors and Standards by the allied forces

From then on the National War Flag was used whenever the unit Color or Standard would have been used. New recruits normally sworn in on their unit Colors took their oath on the National War Flag. The National War Flag was flown at parades and formations when the Colors or Standards would normally be carried. It was mounted on a plain flag staff with no finial (pole top).

THE NATIONAL WAR FLAG ‘REICHSKRIEGSFLAGGE’ FIRST PATTERN
OBVERSE AND REVERSE
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THE NATIONAL WAR FLAG ‘REICHSKRIEGSFLAGGE’ SECOND PATTERN
OBVERSE AND REVERSE
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Pic 1 The new National War Flag (first pattern) raised for the first time on Nov 7, 1935.
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Note all flags in following war time pictures are second pattern.
Pic 2 Citation reading.
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Pic 3 Funerals.
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Pic 4 Navel war ships.
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Hard to see, but there are no finials on these flag poles.
Pic 5 Soldiers taking oaths.
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Pic 6 Fully armed and proceeded by the National War Flag, 20,000 German marine artillery troops surrender to the Americans near Orlens, France September 19, 1944.
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A few notes about the National War Flag used as a unit flag after “The Flag Order of 1944”. This was carried on a plain flag pole without a finial. Finials were used on Regimental Colors and Standards. Army (Heer) and Navy used the finial shown below on their Colors and Standards, silver Army, gold Navy. The Luftwaffe had their own finial design. SS and SA had the Deutschland Awake Standard (Germany Awake) as did many political and civil parties. The are many different finials for all sorts of units both military and civil.That’s a very short version, if you want to learn more you need to get a few books, two to mention are “Flags of the Third Reich” and Deutschland Awake. Main thing to note here and what I wanted to point out is the Battle Flag was never paraded with a finial.
Army and Navy Color and Standard Finial
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Luftwaffe Finial
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Army Finial on White Infantry Color, the yellow Standard is a Signals Unit and would have the same finial.
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Signal Unit Standard.
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This could be a Artillery Standard (Red) or a Panzer Standard (Pink)
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Here are some pictures of real flags showing details of tie loops, hoist side and sewn edges, all are second pattern.
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Tie loop, hoist and double sewn edge.
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Multiple sewn edge for Navy and exrta large flags
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6 Scale National War Flag
Obverse
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Reverse
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Tie loop, hoist and double sewn edge
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Manufacturing error, printed black line shows on reverse. I was told they needed this line on the flag for the machinist to follow. When I insisted it should not be there they managed to produce flag without it. This will be on item number NWF01B, still usable in dioramas if you show the obverse side.
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Special offer. Buy three get a forth one free, mix and match with National Flag.
NWF01. National War Flag (Battle Flag) Offer Price $8.50
NWF01B National War Flag (Battle Flag) Offer Price $4.50 (With black sew line) Manufacturing error.

E-mail orders to: toyrific@mindspring.com

Regards
Mike

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