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N072478 SA "R74" STANDARTE COMMAND FLAG.

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 Hitler’s ascension to power in January 1933 the SA had been uniformed, banned, reformed and reorganized. Prior to Hitler’s 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: Standarte command flag is for the Reserve Jägerstandarte (RJ4 )from SA Group Mitte/Elbe, located in/around Naumburg (Saale) and was part of Jägerbrigade 138 Merseburg. A double sided, red cotton flag with a smaller white square sewn to the center. Early machine embroidered SA eagle with chain stitched "R74" unit marking. The pennant measures approximately 53cm x 47cm; the smaller central measures 28cm x 28.5cm. Original attachment clips and bunting cord are complete. Lightly used example.

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