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Naval Reserve Officers' Civil Ensign 1921-1933 (Germany)

merchant flag with the iron cross, handelsflagge mit dem eisernen kreuz

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[Naval Reserve Officers' Civil Ensign 1921-1933 (Germany)] 2:3 Image by Marcus Schmöger, 22 February 2002

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Similar to the merchant flag, but with an Iron Cross on the national flag in canton. Usage basically as its Imperial equivalent. Used from 1921-1933.
Norman Martin, 1998

A special version of the civil ensign was introduced for captains in the naval reserve. This was the civil ensign with a black iron cross —fimbriated black and white— added to the black-red-gold canton. It was regulated in the regulation of 11 April 1921, finally in force 1 January 1922. Sources:

  • Valentin and Neubecker 1928 [vne28]
  • Dreyhaupt 2000 [drh00]
  • Reichsministerium des Innern 1926 [rmi26]
  • Reichsministerium des Innern 1928 [rmi28]
  • Reichsministerium des Innern 1930 [rmi30]
  • Hecker and Hoog 1978 [hec78]
  • Neubecker 1929 [neu29
  • Reintanz 1981 [rnz81
Marcus Schmöger, 22 February 2002

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