WWII GERMAN FLAG - NAVY (KRIEGSMARINE) -
(War navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi
regime, superseding the Reichsmarine, and the Kaiserliche Marine of World War I. The Kriegsmarine was one of three
official branches of the Wehrmacht.
This is German WWII Navy battle flag. Nicely marked with
black ink stamps
on the white clothing that reinforces the flag. Complete with the rope used to secure it to
a mast to fly it. Of heavy duty
The design consisted of a red background with a multi-line (black and white) cross placed
on the entire lefgth of the flaf. The center has a circle with a swastika. One corner
displays the Maltese Cross in black.
The item featured here is in near mint condition. The design consisted of black and white stripes forming a cross
pattern meeting in the center of the flag, forming a circle with a swastika in the center. The Iron Cross is
stamped in one of the corners.
The edges of the flag have multiple red thread stiching lines. This was done as a
means to strentghten the side, so it would not fray as easily when the flag was flown.
The Navy flags were marked along the edge. Just as it is shown in the pictures below.
The markings are black ink stamped and read LERENZ SUMMA SOHNE, OBERKOTZSU, which is
the name of the manufacturer and the town where the flag was produced.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German flags. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined
points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German flag worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the flags is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
flags in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The size of the flag was often stamped with black ink on the side as well. It reads
This flag is currently being reproduced.
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality
of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style
and materials employed in the manufacturing of this flag. Attention to the details is critical in
order to be able to determine the authenticity of the flag.
If you have an interest is seeing other flags of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
to our WWII German Flags
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine),
Air Force (Luftwaffe) and other organizations.