WW2 German K.U.K (?)* Flag, brought home by British soldier in 1946 when he was in Austria.
Ripped, torn and bayoneted by British Troops, it's in a poor state, I love this flag.
Found in field of mud... it's lucky to have survived.
*This is what I was told when I got the Flag..
09-29-2016 07:33 PM
I think it's a "Old Boys, Mariners, Veterans" group or some thing.
Unless you can find some markings, I doubt this has anything to do with K.u K. Since K. u K. stands for Kaiserlich und Königlich, this would represent pre war.
It looks like a typical Nazi flag that has been through a war.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Nice flag. I bet your missus would go ape-sh*t if she saw that draped on that clean towel in the bathroom.!
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
It is possible the national flag was displayed in a KUK facility alongside their organizational flag. However, without any special markings, this is just conjecture.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.