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Article about: Hello everyone, I found a german kriegs flag in the basement of a house I just purchased. I know nothing about ww2 memorabilia. I thought someone in this forum might have some information ab

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    Hello everyone, I found a german kriegs flag in the basement of a house I just purchased. I know nothing about ww2 memorabilia. I thought someone in this forum might have some information about it. It is marked "Kriegsflg.100x170" and has the letters "wft" in a little triangle. I have photos but I am not sure how to post them on here.

    If this is posted in the wrong area I apologize.

    Any hel would be greatly appreciated. I'm very curious about this flag. It is beautiful in a historical and creepy kind of way. Haha. Thank you!
    Last edited by Larry C; 09-27-2015 at 07:19 PM.

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    Hey welcome to the forum, would love to see some photos of this flag. You would need to post the pictures of the flag in the "Non-Combat Uniforms and related insignia of the Third Reich" in the Flags, Banners and Pennants section. Good luck, cant wait to see it.

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    Is there a manufacture stamp anywhere on the flag? With my limited knowledge of the KM flags I think there should also be a manufacture stamp.

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    Moved to Flags and Banners forum
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    Ugh, sorry, I posted the pictures in here before I read your last message. There is no manufacturer stamp on the flag. The only lettering is what I included in the photo. It looks authentic to my novice eyes but what do I know? Haha. Is there a place I can take it to get this flag checked out?

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    There is many experts on here that can tell you if the flag is original. I do not want to tell you yes or no. They will be along soon, they might be able to direct to someone online or someone local that could assist you.

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    100% original.

    Used by all branches of the German Armed Forces.

    A KM (Kriegsmarine = Navy) flag would be marked with an Eagle with the letter M under it. Your flag was not a Naval one.

    The maker was "WFT".

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
    I believe this flag is original. Please post a few more photos showing the construction of the ties and maybe a couple little more close up of the swastika or cross.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Here are a few more. There are some rips and a few stains on it near the swastika..my dad says it could be blood but I'm not believing it..

    Thank you all for your help so far.
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