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Reichskriegsflagge.

Post by tigre » 15 Dec 2019 02:55

Hello to all :D; just share something I found there ......................

The latest regulation on the German Reich flag (Reichskriegsflagge).

After the surrender of the Wehrmacht, all ships of the Kriegsmarine should lower the Reich War Flag. Similar orders were issued to ships in the merchant fleet. As of this moment, it was forbidden to raise the national flag or the Reich war flag. Many found this condition humiliating and contrary to international law.

Already on May 9, 1945, the Allies issued a provisional decision on the flag that would be raised on German ships: the international C-flag (Charlie) with a trimmed triangle had to be raised on the peaks (Fig. 1) . The naval war command of the Reich government under Grand Admiral Dönitz tried to end the state without a flag. For all involved it was clear that after the prohibition of National Socialist symbols, the Allies would not accept the old black, white and red national flag. An interim solution was agreed on the use of signaling flag eight of the national book of signals at the peak of German ships that were in the mine clearance service with the British (Fig. 2). Grand Admiral Dönitz personally signed this order on May 16, 1945. It was sent to all ships by radio. A little later, on May 15, 1945, an instruction was given to all ships deployed under the "German Mine Removal Service" to display this modified signal flag.

The photographs of those years show that the signal flag Eight was actually carried at the peak. In addition, many ships still carried the signal flag Q (known as meaningless) from the national book of signals on the peaks. There are no known provisions for this flag. The raising of the meaningless flag can be a silent protest by the captains against this regulation. In the literature, this flag combination is known as "Nanni Eight." This is due to the fact that for many years the signaling flag Q of the national flag book was mistakenly identified as signaling flag N of the international signal book.

Sources: Die letzte Flaggenverordnung des Deutschen Reiches. Dr. Andreas Herzfeld.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Reichskriegsflagge.

Post by tigre » 22 Dec 2019 19:28

Hello to all :D; more......................

The latest regulation on the German Reich flag (Reichskriegsflagge).

Radio message for all and Telex to all accessible naval command posts.

The Reichsflaggengesetz (Reich Flags Act) of September 15, 1935 has been repealed by the announcement of the occupying power on May 12, 1945. Therefore, I order the following: pending the new regulation of the law German flag, German vehicles used in the mine clearance service under British control will carry Flag 8 of the national book of signals as a distinctive sign at the peak.
agreed
Gez Dönitz 16.5 ".

Sources: Die letzte Flaggenverordnung des Deutschen Reiches. Dr. Andreas Herzfeld.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

Feliz Navidad - Feliz Natal - Frohe Weihnachten - Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas - Wesołych Świąt!. :P

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