NSDAP Flag - Ortsgruppe Emden - Static Swastika - Important History.
NSDAP Ortsgruppen flag for sale. This NSDAP flag, for the northern German seaport town of Emden retains all the elements of an early 1930s flag. With early silver wire fringing, fine brown wool canton with blue silk border, and white, chain stitched wording, 'Emden.'
Typical for the earlier 1930s, this NSDAP Ortsgruppen flag, has a black, cotton-silk, static swastika charge, stitched to a white, cotton-silk, roundel.The flag has silver aluminium flag rings.
Condition report: The flag is in excellent overall condition free from any mothing or stains. Two of the seven rings are now missing.
Historical background: The NSDAP founded Ortsgruppe Emden in 1928. Their Ortsgruppen flag has the attributes of a flag manufactured in the earlier 1930s.
Historical background to Emden: The town and seaport of Emden is located in Northern Germany, at the mouth of the River Ems. Three German light cruisers were named after the town, two of which saw service in World War I, and the third seeing action in World War II.
The town of Emden was virtually wiped out during an RAF bombing raid which took place on 6th September 1944. The satuation bombing of the town destroyed over 80% of all buildings, including most historic buildings. Although there was a shipyard area at Emden, this remained untouched. It was the goal of the Allies to target the civilian population, apparently as reprisals against the Luftwaffe raid on Coventry.
Bearing the above information in mind, it is incredible that the NSDAP town flag for Emden still survives. An historic and imporant piece.
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