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WWII German Nazi Map / Dispatch Leather M35 Case With Contents Meldekartentasche M35
Item #: VF4326

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Blackened, pebbled leather construction, first pattern, M35 map/dispatch case with steel fittings. The case is roughly, 28cm tall, and 19cm wide, and 5cm thick, with folding, accordion, expanding side panels. The case has a fold over top closure flap with a machine stitched on, vertical closure strap which attaches to a leather reinforced, magnetic sheet metal, pronged roller buckle which is machine stitched to the bottom center of the cases body. The front of the case features a vertical ruler pocket to the left side, seven central, vertical pencil holders and a small vertical pocket to the right side with an internal quick release pull tab. The quick release pull tab is intact. When in the closed position the top fold over flap covers the top openings of the ruler, pencil and tool pockets to ensure against losing the items. The reverse of the case has two, machine stitched on, vertical belt loop straps with magnetic sheet metal, pronged length adjustment roller buckles. The natural tan leather interior of the case has two compartments with a central, blackened, simulated leather separating panel. The interior of the case also has protective panels to both of the top side panels positioned underneath the top fold over flap. Maker marked bml indicating the manufacturer Hans Römer Neu-Ulm of Donau and dated 1942. MINT example. Also included are original paper grids, maps, pencils, ruler and pocket knife in as found condition with all original contents.
Map/dispatch cases were issued on a limited basis to specifically designated personnel such as unit commanders, messengers, and observers. The M35 map/dispatch case was based on the Weimar era, Reichsheer pattern map/dispatch case with minor variations. The M35 map/dispatch case underwent a front closure modification in mid-1936, and an additional small front pocket was added in 1938, although the early pattern cases continued to be manufactured through-out the war. The M35 map/dispatch cases were issued with assorted map reading tools, instruments and accessories. Of Note: As with other armies the Germans had a Kriegskarten- und Vermessungswesen Abteilung, (War Maps and Surveying Department), under command of the OKH, Oberkommando des Heeres, (High Command of the Army). The war maps and surveying department was responsible for all army issue maps and worked in conjunction with the German Reichsamt für Landesaufnahme, (National Land Survey Office). Regulations dictated that army issue maps were exclusively for use of army personnel and that any reproduction or improper usage were punishable offences. German army maps were generally named and numbered and were issued as required.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $290.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht Souvenir Map / Dispatch Case from Battle of Crimea Meldekartentasche
Item #: VF4325

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WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht brown leather map case kept as a souvenir from the battle of Crimea, tooled to the front to read "Andenken an die Krim” (souvenir of the Crimea). The German capture of Crimea (Russia) in 1941 was one of the most complex operations of the Eastern Front during World War II in which the Germans suffered serious losses. The flap style leather bag has a buckled shoulder strap allowing the bag to be worn across the body, two interior compartments and a pull out sleeve fitted for pencils and erasers. On the interior flap the case is named to "Unteroffizier J. Gerken Molbergen Oldbg." 
Map/dispatch cases were issued on a limited basis to specifically designated personnel such as unit commanders, messengers, and observers. The M35 map/dispatch case was based on the Weimar era, Reichsheer pattern map/dispatch case with minor variations. The M35 map/dispatch case underwent a front closure modification in mid-1936, and an additional small front pocket was added in 1938, although the early pattern cases continued to be manufactured through-out the war. The M35 map/dispatch cases were issued with assorted map reading tools, instruments and accessories. Of Note: As with other armies the Germans had a Kriegskarten- und Vermessungswesen Abteilung, (War Maps and Surveying Department), under command of the OKH, Oberkommando des Heeres, (High Command of the Army). The war maps and surveying department was responsible for all army issue maps and worked in conjunction with the German Reichsamt für Landesaufnahme, (National Land Survey Office). Regulations dictated that army issue maps were exclusively for use of army personnel and that any reproduction or improper usage were punishable offences. German army maps were generally named and numbered and were issued as required.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $450.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Military Police Der Spiess Senior NCO Walk Out Dress Tunic With Belt Dienstrock
Item #: JJ61

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Very nice quality, light weight, field-gray wool construction tunic with a subtle whipcord weave. The tunic features a vertical, eight button front closure with dual metal hooks and eyes at the neckline. The edge of The tunic features two pleated patch breast pockets and two diagonally angled slash hip pockets, all with scalloped button down flaps. The right breast has  a machine woven, national breast eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it's talons in bright, silver/aluminum flat-wire threads on a cut-out, woven, blue/green rayon base mounted on a feldgrau wool base. The eagle is neatly hand stitched to the tunic. The left breast pocket has two vertical and four horizontal thread loops for wear of awards. The straight cut, non-adjustable, sleeves have deep, fold back French cuffs with each having two silver tress bands to each indicating "Der Spiess". The reverse of the tunic has a central, vertical, tail skirt vent with two belt ramp buttons situated at its top edge. The tunic has sewn on shoulder boards are trimmed with a orange wool waffenfarbe. The shoulder boards indicate the rank of Feldwebel but at one point he was demoted because you can clearly see where one pip was removed to each shoulder board. The shoulder board retaining buttons are intact. The tunic has a lay down, blue/green badge cloth collar with the typical zig-zag reinforcement stitching to the reverse. The collar has a 1935 pattern, machine embroidered, collar tabs in wire threads mounted on orange wool waffenfarbe bases. The interior of the tunic is fully lined in a green rayon blend fabric with off white striped sleeves. The tunic is roughly size 38" chest. Insignia is 100% original. The breast eagle, shoulder boards collar tabs & buttons have all original stitching and the tunic is also named to the top center of the tunic "Krusdich". The black leather belt is included but if not wanted I will reduce the price of the tunic 150
The old style service tunic was introduced for wear in the Reichswehr during the short lived Weimar era, and was to be replaced with the field blouse after its introduction during the Third Reich. The old style service tunic was quite popular with the older Officer’s and senior NCO's which resulted in the wearing out period being extended to March 31ST 1942 for all Officers beneath the rank of General. Officer’s with General ranks continued to wear the old style service tunic with all but the formal dress uniform right up until the end of the war. Officer’s were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and were allotted a clothing allowance. Generally speaking officers bought nice quality, private purchase, uniform items but they could also choose to buy their uniforms directly from the military clothing depots. 
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Your Price $1,650.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht EM/NCO'S Ankle Boots Schnürschuhe
Item #: VF4324

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Post-January 1940, blackened leather construction ankle boots. Well  marked RBNr with a full compliment of hobnails, heel and toe plates. Roughly a size 10. Excellent!
Besides the helmet, the tall, blackened, leather "Jack", boot is probably one of the most instantly recognizable items of the German military. The German’s concern with leather shortages was evident as early as September 1939 when issue of the traditional, tall, leather, boots were restricted to personnel serving in the field. Regulations in November 1939 shortened the tall, leather, boots in an attempt to conserve leather. Interestingly prior to WWI all EM/NCO’s were equipped with ankle boots with a unique, side lace-up system that was altered to a front lace-up system in 1914. The ankle boots were not intended for wear in the field but were favored by the troops which resulted in regulations of autumn 1915 that introduced a heavier ankle boot to be worn with leather gaiters in the field. In 1919 during the Reichswehr era, (National Defence Force, Circa 1919-1933), a revised pattern of the heavy ankle boot was introduced but they were replaced with the tall marching boots in 1922. During the Third Reich era the lace-up ankle boots were worn as an optional item with tall leather leggings by Officer’s ranks and with the straight legged, long pants and the drill/work uniform pants by EM/NCO’s primarily for training duties. As a result of concerns about leather shortages regulations in early 1940 prescribed the lace-up ankle boots for wear in the field and additional regulations in August 1940, introduced new canvas gaiters to be worn with the lace-up, ankle boots and they were issued to all second line troops in a further effort to conserve leather. By 1941 the short, lace-up, ankle boots and gaiters were issued to all new recruits in place of the tall boots as a cost and leather saving technique. By 1943 with increased leather shortages the gaiters and lace-up, ankle boots were issued in ever larger quantities and production of the tall boots was discontinued altogether, at least for EM personnel. The early ankle boots were outfitted with a small fabric "pull tab", at the reverse, top, center but regulations of January 1940 discontinued the pull tabs. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms including footwear and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their footwear from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase footwear of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their footwear from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately manufactured footwear although the price may have been restrictive. Of Note: Although the short, lace-up, ankle boots and gaiters were completely serviceable they proved quite unpopular with the troops and a great deal of effort was put into the care and maintenance of the tall "Jack" boots by those personnel who had retained them. Of Note: As a result of the ankle boots and gaiter’s unpopularity the gaiters were often referred to with derogatory nicknames such as, Timoschenko-socken, (Timoshenko-socks), referring to Marshal of the Soviet Union, Semyon Timoshenko, and Rückzugsgamaschen, (Retreat Gaiters).
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WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht 1941 dated Straight Leg Trousers Tuchhose
Item #: VF4323

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Early war production, feldgrau, wool/rayon blend construction, straight legged, issue long pants. Buttons have all original stitching. Roughly a waist size 32". Light wear, but overall excellent condition with 4 minor moth holes to one leg easily fixed if desired. Dated 1941 and are maker marked.
The German army utilized a wide variety of long trousers and breeches including the M35 dress pants, the standard straight legged long pants, assorted breeches, drill and field pants, tapered "keilhose" pants and assorted specialized pants designed for specific branch of service personnel such as the Mountain troopers pants and the Panzer and Assault Gunner’s pants. The standard issue long pants were a basic uniform item for all unmounted personnel and was obligatory wear for all ranks for the field dress. The long pants were also worn by EM/NCO’s with the service, guard and reporting dress and by NCO’s with the undress uniform. The long pants with branch of service piping down the outside leg seams were also worn by unmounted EM/NCO’s with the parade dress and by all ranks with the walking out dress. Originally the long pants were produced in stone grey fabric until 1940 when regulations dictated that newly produced long pants be constructed in field-grey fabric. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their uniforms from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase garments of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their uniforms from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored uniforms although the price may have been restrictive. These pants appears to be a private purchase example.
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price $1,000.00 USD

WWII Nazi Hitler Youth Membership Pin RZM Coded 1/75 Otto Schickle of Pforzheim
Item #: VF4322

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Roughly 1 1/8 tall, 14mm 5/8 wide, die struck alloy, diamond shaped badge with red, white and black enamel work. The vertical diamond badge features translucent red enamel with an underlying pebbled field to the top and bottom quarters and solid white enamel to the side quarters. The center of the badge has a diamond with a central canted black enamel swastika. Reverse is maker marked to "RZM 1/75" which indicates Otto Schickle of Pforzheim.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WWII Nazi German 1939 HJ Sporting Event Badge HJ Reichsportwettkampf Abzeichen
Item #: VF4321

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A cast alloy badge in the form of a "Tyr" rune, being an upward-pointing arrow, 47mm tall, with a gilt wash to its obverse. The edges of the obverse are raised, and within their borders are oak leaves and acorns, with "1939" embossed near the base of the arrow. A vertical, metal pin-back device is crimped to its reverse, and "AD. Schw Stuttgart." is embossed to one side of it.
Sports in the early period of the Third Reich had an underlying, subversive role as a form of military training, due to the restrictions imposed on the Germans by the Treaty of Versailles. As a result, sporting events were very highly regarded by the NSDAP, and all manner of awards were issued on a national and local level to the victorious athletes. Even after the treaty was ignored, and military conscription imposed, sporting events for the German youth were still held in high esteem as pre-military training and toughening-up exercises. From the end of 1934 onwards, Hitler Youth Sports Festivals were held throughout Germany. Originally called a "Sport-" or "Jugendfest," after 1937 they came to be known as "Reichsportwettkampf" (National-sport-competition[s]).

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WWII Nazi 1944 SVB State Shooting Association Meisterschuetz Award Standschützenverband Abzeichen
Item #: VF4320

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Roughly 2 1/2" diameter, one piece die struck metal zinc alloy award with a circular outer border with an oak-leaf wreath encompassing a raised, stylized, Tyrolean eagle, with laurel leaves flanking its head. Eagle is clutching a target with canted swastika. Target is flanked by embossed, date "1944" with embossed script to bottom, "Meisterschuetz". Reverse has a soldered pin back device is intact. Unmarked example but serial numbered 1824. Attractive badge.
The DSVB, Deutscher Standschützenverband, (German State Shooting Association), was originally a loosely associated group of non-political, civilian organizations consisting of voluntary members with an interest in competitive marksmanship. The DSVB held numerous marksman competitions through-out Germany with assorted badges, trophies, and plaques awarded as prizes to the successful participants. Although the DSVB remained a voluntary civilian organization not affiliated with any political party or the military, as with other civilian organizations during the Third Reich, it fell under the influence of the NSDAP which intervened in their activities and enforced strict regulations in an attempt enact gun controls favorable to their ideals. One of the enforced regulations was the registration of all members into the NSDAP supervised DSVB. Other regulations included newly introduced uniforms for the membership and the adoption of the swastika on many of its marksman awards.
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WWII German Nazi Waffen SS EM/NCO'S Tropical Sleeve Eagle Tropen SS-Ärmelhoheitsabzeichen
Item #: VF4319

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Second pattern, (Circa 1942-1945), machine woven, tropical SS sleeve eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in its talons in golden/tan rayon threads on a woven, black, rayon base.
The Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), was originally formed in May 1923 as the Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler (Shock Troops Adolf Hitler), and was redesignated Schutzstaffel, (Protection Squad), in April 1925 with the official acceptance of the name verified on the second anniversary of the failed Munich "Beer-Hall" Putsch on November 9TH 1925. On January 6TH 1929 Heinrich Himmler was appointed as Reichsführer-SS, (National Leader {of the} SS), and on July 20TH 1934 shortly after the, June 30TH 1934, purge of the SA, Sturm Abteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment), on the "Night of the Long Knives", the SS was rewarded by Hitler by being granted the status of an independent organization under direct control of the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party). The first pattern SS sleeve eagle was officially introduced in May 1936 although photographic evidence indicates that it was in use as early as the summer of 1935. Shortly after its official introduction the eagle underwent minor modifications resulting in the second pattern that was worn for the duration of the war. These second pattern eagles were originally issued in a hand embroidered version for Officer’s ranks and a machine embroidered version for EM/NCO’s until a machine woven version was introduced in 1939. In December 1942 a tropical version sleeve eagle was introduced in a golden/tan coloration for wear on the tropical uniforms. Of Note: The RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster), was officially founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, including the SS, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized. Starting in late 1934 items manufactured for the SS came under the quality control of the RZM and were marked with an RZM/SS approval tag. In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over their uniform item production and no longer fell under the authority of the RZM.
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WWII Nazi German Hitler Youth HJ Members Belt Buckle M4/24 Overhoff & Cie Koppelschloß
Item #: VF4318

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Slightly convex, stamped, magnetic steel, one-piece construction "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth) buckle. Introduced in 1933, it features, against its plain, obverse field, an embossed HJ eagle and diamond with swastika against a slightly domed, pebble center, encompassed by a dual rope-like border within which, against a ribbed background, is the embossed Gothic script, "Blut und Ehre" (Blood and Honor). A brazed brass buckle catch, and a metal prong bar with dual prongs is also to the reverse.  Buckle is marked M4/24 indicating manufacture by Overhoff & Cie of Ludenscheid.
The Hitler Youth may be traced back to March of 1922, with the formation of the "Jugendbund der NSDAP" (Youth-league of-the NSDAP), under control of the SA. In April of 1924 the "Jugendbund der NSDAP" was renamed "Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung" (Greater-German Youth-movement), and in July of 1926 the "Grossdeutsche Jugendbewegung" was officially renamed "Hitlerjugend Bund der deutschen Arbeiterjugend" (Hitler-youth League of-the German Worker-youth). Prior to 1925, an assortment of uniform items were worn by "Hitler Jugend" members, mainly consisting of a white shirt and HJ armband. In an attempt to associate themselves more closely with the Nazi Party, the HJ adopted the NSDAP brown shirt in 1925. Their distinctive belt buckle was introduced in 1933. 
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WWII Nazi German RAD Parade Dress EM/NCO Belt Buckle Koppelschloß
Item #: VF4317

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Two piece, aluminum box buckle with a pebbled base field and a circular, embossed central motif. The central motif features five, high relief embossed sheaves of wheat encompassing an embossed, inverted, smooth, spade head with an embossed, canted, pebbled, swastika on a subtlety textured, domed, circular central field. The reverse has an integral, raised, slotted buckle catch and separate prong bar and prongs. Reverse of buckle is maker marked oLc.
The basis of the RAD, Reichsarbeitsdienst, (National Labor Service), dates back, at least, to 1929 with the formation of the AAD (Anhalt Arbeitsdienst) and the FAD-B (Freiwillingen Arbeitsdienst-Bayern), Shortly after Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor, (January 1933) the NSDAP consolidated these, and other labor organizations into the NSAD (Nationalsozialist Arbeitsdienst), a national labor service. On June 26TH 1935 the NSAD was re-designated RAD. Originally personnel serving with RAD wore a variety of earlier FAD/NSAD belt buckles until February 15TH 1936 when new pattern belt buckles for Officer’s and EM/NCO’s were introduced to provided uniformity in dress.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WWII Nazi German "SCHOKO-KA-KOLA" Container
Item #: VF4316

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(Behälter) WWII ration tin of "Schoko-Buck-Kola" chocolate. Competitor to "Scho-ka-kola" brand, says the same thing on the back, "anregend und leistungssteigernd". 2.5cm tall x 9cm diameter.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WWII Early Non Motto German Nazi NSDAP Membership Badge Parteiabzeichen
Item #: VF4315

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Very early and very much smaller membership badge awarded to all personnel on acceptance as an official party member. Die struck alloy badge NSDAP membership badge with multi-colored enamel work. Badge features a red, circular outer border with encompassing a white enamel field with canted black enamel swastika.
The NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), was originally founded in Munich as the DAP, Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (German Worker’s Party), on January 5TH 1919. When Adolf Hitler joined the DAP in the autumn of 1919 he was to reform what was basically a debating society into an active political party. Appointed as the first chairman of the party on July 29TH 1921 Hitler was to restructure it along para-military lines in a hierarchy of four levels of government. Of Note: In late 1934 items manufactured for the NSKK, including membership pins, came under the quality control of the RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster) and as a result were marked with the RZM logo when appropriate. Of Note: The RZM was official founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WW1 Imperial German Bavarian Reserve Officer's Helmet Plate Helm Wappen
Item #: VF4314

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Imperial German helmet plate with Bavarian State wappen supported by Lions and Motto ''In Treue Fest''. with both fixing posts to the rear. Central crown is pierced and in excellent condition.
The Pickelhaube was designed by Friedrich Wilhelm IV and adopted by the Prussia Army in 1842. It was first worn on active duty in 1849, during the suppression of an uprising in Baden. The helmet was modified several times, mostly as a result of field experience garnered during the Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars. The kingdom of Bavaria, retaining some measure of independence, was the last of the German states to adopt the Pickelhaube, doing so in 1886.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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Pre WWII Nazi German NSDAP National Pennant / Banner Politisch Fahne
Item #: VF4313

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A multi-piece cotton constructed banner approximately 11 inches wide x 14 inches long (to the point) with white cotton border to three sides. To the front, on the red field, is sewn white disk with a printed, black cloth non-mobile swastika. On the bottom of the pennant there is three, wool tassels. Shows the expected age and light use. Nice solid example.
Probably one of the most recognizable pieces of insignia associated with the Nazi regime is the swastika flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning "well being"), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers. During WWI the swastika began to represent national and anti-Semitic leanings in such organizations as the Thule society and other German nationalistic movements and later, assorted Freikorps groups. In the midsummer of 1920 Hitler adopted the swastika as the premier symbol of the NSDAP. In "Mein Kampf", Hitler states that although numerous party members had proposed the swastika and red, black and white as the party emblem and colors it was he himself who came up with the final design. The flag itself was adopted as the national flag of Germany after Hitler's rise to power in 1933.
Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb
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