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N072578 SA "II/RJ4" UNIT STRUMBANN COMMAND FLAG.(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 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: Sturmbann command flag for the II Sturmbann of Reserve Jägerstandarte 4. from SA Group Mitte/Elbe, located in/around Naumburg (Saale) and was part of Jägerbrigade 138 Merseburg. Double sided, red cotton pennant with a smaller white triangle sewn to the center. Early printed SA eagle with chain stitched "II/RJ4" unit marking. The pennant measures approximately 45cm x 82cm long; the smaller central triangle measures 27cm x 46cm. Some of the original bunting cord remains. Included, on one side, is a SA Kepi Skull to the middle of the wreath, covering the swastika. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear.
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