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War Ensign 1921-1933 (Germany)

Reichskriegsflagge

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[War Ensign 1921-1933 (Germany)] 2:3 Image by Marcus Schmöger, 23 February 2002
Flag adopted 11 April 1921, abolished 1933

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Description

Like the civil ensign, but with an Iron Cross in the center — except for the canton and the size, like the Imperial jack. This was abolished in 1933.
Norman Martin, 1998

As the model 1919 war ensign was never actually introduced, the old war ensign (model 1903) was used until a totally new ensign came into use. This was regulated with the regulation of 11 April 1921, finally in force 1 January 1922. It was basically the civil ensign —black-white-red with a black-red-gold canton— with an Iron Cross in the center. The proportion was 3:5. Sources:

  • Valentin and Neubecker 1928 [vne28]
  • Dreyhaupt 2000 [drh00]
  • Smith 1975g [smi75g]
  • Schultz 1925 [slz25]
  • Bundesministerium der Verteidigung 1963 [usy63]
  • Neubecker 1931d [neu31d]
  • Reintanz 1981 [rnz81]
  • Hecker and Hoog 1978 [hec78]
  • Reichsministerium des Innern 1926 [rmi26]
  • Reichsministerium des Innern 1928 [rmi28]
  • Reichsministerium des Innern 1930 [rmi30]
Marcus Schmöger, 24 February 2002


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