N030178 SA "II/5" UNIT PENNANT. (Dienstwimpel)

BACKGROUND: Development of the SA, Sturmabteilung, (Storm Detachment), may be traced back to August 1921 when the first unit was formed to protect NSDAP leaders at party meetings and rallies and to act as opposition to rival political parties. Between its inception and Hitlerís ascension to power in January 1933 the SA had been uniformed, banned, reformed and reorganized. Prior to Hitlerís gaining of power the SA numbered about 300,000 personnel but by December 1933 it had reached a peak of roughly 4,500,000 personnel.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A double sided, red cotton pennant with a smaller white triangle sewn to the center. Early printed SA eagle with chain stitched "II/5" unit marking. The pennant measures approximately 49cm x 78cm long; the smaller central triangle measures 28cm x 47cm. Some of the original bunting cord remains. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear.    (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)

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