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Free Corps 1919-1933 (Germany)

Freikorps

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Introduction

Several militias (free corps) were created by German military officers to fight against communists. These corps used flags [of their] own that were destructed in World War Two. But some of them were preserved:

Jaume Ollé, 22 January 2001


The Kapp Putsch 1920

On March 13, 1920, a monarchist group led by a minor official named Wolfgang Kapp, General von Lüttwitz and Captain Ehrhardt, seized Berlin, declared Kapp Chancellor and Lüttwitz commander. They were defeated by a general strike of the workers and government officials after four days. The Kapp putsch used the 1903-1918 Imperial ensign as their flag (not the 1919-1921 ensign).

Norman Martin, 1998


Ehrhardt Brigade 1919-1920

The 2nd Marine Brigade commanded by Lt Cdr (usually referred to as Kapitän) Ehrhardt [the Brigade Ehrhardt] flew the Imperial Kriegsflagge in their parades and over the castle which served as their headquarters and subsequently as their flag during the Kapp putsch which they spearheaded (of some 20 pictures of Kapp troops I have seen, 19 show the imperial Reichskriegsflagge, one the black-white-red tricolor).

Norman Martin, 4 May 2001


Rossbach Corps 1919

[Rossbach Corps 1919 (Germany)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé

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