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War Ensign 1919-1921 (Germany)


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[War Ensign 1919-1921 (Germany)] 3:5
by Jaume Ollé
Flag adopted 27th September 1919, never actually used, abolished 1921

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Like the former Ensign, except that the black-white-red in the canton is replaced by the black-red-gold (the Iron Cross remaining) and the Prussian royal eagle in the round center field is replaced by a new republican eagle (i.e. essentially the old eagle without the crown, orb or scepter and with no escutcheon I have never seen it). Ratio 3:5. This was replaced in 1921.

Norman Martin

The ensign was adopted according to the order of September 1919, but was never really used. The information is from Valentin and Neubecker 1929 p. 221 and Lucien Philippe, who drew the flag with the ratio c. 5:9 (?).

Jaume Ollé, 15 August 1998

A new war flag was introduced by decree (Erlass) of 27th September 1919.

Ralf Stelter, 8 February 2001

The adoption of the new Reichskriegsflagge took place on 27 September 1919, but was made public 11 November 1919.

Norman Martin, 4 May 2001

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