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Command and Rank Flags of the Army 1919-1933 (Germany)

kommando-, rang- und unterscheidungszeichen

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Flags 1919-1925

From Martin and Dreyhaupt 2000:

  • Korps Kommando: Divided in saltire, hoist and fly white, top black, bottom red. Ratio seems to be c. 8:11.
  • Armee Kommando: Square flag, four squares (1 and 4 white, 2 and 3 black) bordered red.
  • Division Kommando: Triangular pennant [horizontally] black-white-red, c. 3:5
Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001

Editor's note: see Army Command Flags 1905-1925 and 1933-1945 for images.

Flags 1927-1933

From Martin and Dreyhaupt 2000:

  • Chef der Heeresleitung: Similar to the previous but no yellow border. Frame is now a black border of double size that previous. Saltire is 2.5 times the border. In centre is a yellow shield lined black (rounded in lower part) with eagle in very similar pattern that the current one. Ratio is c. 3:5.
  • Obergefehlshaber der Gruppen: Yellow flag with eagle in center (c. 1/3 of the height) in very similar pattern to the current one. Ratio c. 3:5. In canton an inscription '1.'
  • Divisiones Kommandeure: Yellow triangular pennant with the eagle in pattern as the current one (placed as in previous pattern). In canton '3.D.' (and I assume also '1.D.' and '2.D.')
  • I assume also Kavallerie Division same as previous but inscription must be '1.K.D.', '2.K.D.', '3.K.D.'.
Infantry and artillery aren't shown, surely because don't change.
Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001

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