Hi all, a question if I may?
The Hakenkreuz ( crooked cross ) was the ancient Sanskrit symbol adopted by the NSDAP as their symbol and the Balkenkreuz ( straight or beam cross ) was the symbol adopted by the 3 branches of the Wehrmacht.
..... BUT, while the hakenkreuz also found its way onto the tails of Luftwaffe planes and on the ensigns of kriegsmarine vessels, it never made it onto the vehicles of the Heer - and I wonder why??
The Reichskriegsflagge WAS flown over army barracks and did feature the hakenkreuz, and I know aerial recognition flags WERE the NSDAP ones but I wonder why we never saw tanks ( apart from Hollywood ) with the swastika emblazoned on their sides????