K001580 COMMANDER'S VEHICLE PENNANT. (Kraftwagen Kommandoflagge)

BACKGROUND: Following German Military traditions, new command flags/pennants for high ranking naval personnel were first introduced in the Third Reich era in 1934. Command flags/pennants of other commanders were introduced at a later date and followed the basic pattern of the army’s command flags. The command flags for higher ranks were usually square although triangular pennants were also used on vehicles.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: This example for Kommodore or Leaders vehicle. Its identical to the flotilla and the group command pennants but a small version. White, vertically ribbed, cotton/rayon blend construction, dual sided, swallowtail pennant is roughly 48cm long and 20cm tall at the hoist edge. Pennant features a black Iron Cross with three rows of white chain stitching to outside edges. One of the horizontal arms of the cross butt up against the hoist edge bunting. Pennant has a horizontal row of reinforcement stitching to tip of fly end. Hoist edge has a white cotton bunting with internal, tunnel looped, steel suspension rod with magnetic friction clips to top and bottom edges. Nice example.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $795.00

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