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Red Front

There does not seem to have been any strict rules in regard to the Ortsgruppen flags of the Roter Frontkämpferbund (RFB, League of Red Front Fighters), the communist paramilitary organisation in the Weimar Republic. I have seen several different variants and here are two examples (most are similar to one of these):
- Red banner with a centered yellow fist. Ortsgruppe (City) name below in yellow. 'RFB' in yellow above. Variants include 'Rot Front', 'R.F.B.', 'Roter Frontkämpfer Bund' or 'R.F.B. Ortsgruppe'.
- Red banner with a red fist in a black circular field with a black ring around it. Text as above but in black.
The Abteilungen seem to have used variant no. 2 but without any text. The vehicle flag was a red triangular banner with a red fist in a black circular field. The standard communist plain red banner was of course also used. Source: Roter Frontkämpferbund 1924-1929, published by Armeemuseum der DDR (Army Museum of the German Democratic Republic).
Marcus Wendel, 20 Sep 2000

Some years ago I wrote some short information about the banners used by the Roter Frontkämpferbund (RFB) (the communist paramilitary organisation in the Weimar Republic) for FOTW and now I've posted some examples of those banners here.
Marcus Wendel, 13 Feb 2008


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