VERY NICE ORIGINAL DOUBLE SIDED NAZI GERMAN

51 x 99 inch or 1.30 x 2.50 meter

REICHSDIENSTFLAGGE OR REICH SERVICE FLAG

WITH 100% WATERPROOF PROVENANCE AND FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

item # FL - 194

 

except for one bullet hole almost in the center of the swastika as well as some dirt spots and some signs of wear that are showing that thsi flag was actually flown over the factory this Reich Service Flag is in very good condition. The light is shining through on the picture above. The lighter colored parts are not damaged, objects behind the flag are shining through.

the flag must have been worn out at the end because a piece has been added at a later point (but definitely before March of 1945)

according to the family of the vet this is supposed to be a bullet hole

the original content of the box. The two medals, five coins and the watch are not included

This is what Mrs. Tarkowski found when she opened the box that her husband sent from Germany in March of 1945

please note the encircled notes on the stationary:

top left: 'We built a bridge about here'

above the company name: 'We stayed in this house for a few days'

dated: March 25, 1945 Germany

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Offered for sale is a

VERY NICE ORIGINAL DOUBLE SIDED NAZI GERMAN

51 x 99 inch or 1.30 x 2.50 meter

REICHSDIENSTFLAGGE OR REICH SERVICE FLAG

WITH 100% WATERPROOF PROVENANCE AND FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

Offered for sale is a very nice original Reichsdienstflagge that once flew over a foundry in the German town of Juenkerath at the Rhine river until it was captured by an American GI who sent it home to his wife in CHicago in a wooden box in March of 1945. The flag is offered with that very box as well as an original letter teh GI sent together with the flag, written on a stationary of the factory where he found the flag as well as a photograph showing the town. The flag is double sided, 99 inches long and 51 inches wide which is 1.30 x 2.50 meters. The flag shows normal signs of use and a piece has been added (see picture on the left). This was done before it was captured by thi s American soldier. A great flag with an unbeatable provenance!

the faded out makers label says 'Berner Fahnenfabrik seit (since) 1937'

the box in which this flag was sent from Germany to Chicago in March of 1945

This is the text of the letter:

"Hi Darling,

how do you like my stationary? The people that ran this factory ran as we took over. This was a good foundry but it's shot to hell now. This is where I found the flag I sent you. Today is Palm Sunday and I didn't have the opportunity to go to church. I hope I can go next Sunday. I met one of my old friends from the T.D.'s (Tank Division?). He's in headwuarters here. He said that the 428th Arm'd F.A. outfit that we were in is headed for the South Pacific."

a period picture of the town Junkerath where Private Tarkowski captured the flag

THIS VERY NICE ORIGINAL DOUBLE SIDED NAZI GERMAN

51 x 99 inch or 1.30 x 2.50 meter

REICHSDIENSTFLAGGE OR REICH SERVICE FLAG

IS OFFERED FOR SALE *SOLD* INCL. SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES

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