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Need info on the Blood Flag

Article about: Hi Can anyone add more information as to the wherabouts of the Blood Flag? What is known is that SS Standartenfuhrer Jacob Grimminger was the bearer of the Blutfahne and that the flag disapp

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    There doesn't appear to be any sign of "a red-white-black intertwined cord" on the flagstaff in the photos above?


    The info i posted is what i recently found on the net during a research of info about the german flags of the period in general! I don't know much about the topic so i'll stick with what others say, i just wanted to pass the information!
    Here are some more pics of the flag and it's bearer!
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    This is an interesting thread , and it is an item that could be just about anywhere . The TR had millions of flags , and soldiers from all over the world took them home as trophies . Don't forget that a flag was just a flag to most of them . And few trophy flags retained the staff . So you'd be looking for a handmade flag , lots of rust colored stains , of a darker shade then most . The DNA angle is interesting , I guess if you can recover DNA from a woolly mammoth , a flag shouldn't be a problem . I think myself I'd rather have the standard bearers uniform , than the flag .
    Cheers

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    Quote by JMM View Post
    I'm really glad the thread is on track (don't agree it should be closed; why should it?)
    JMM, thx for keeping it cool. I can't always claim to doing the same... ;-) But thx for the understanding. I think it was a full moon the other day, things always get... weirder?

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    Quote by LizardKing View Post
    There doesn't appear to be any sign of "a red-white-black intertwined cord" on the flagstaff in the photos above?


    The info i posted is what i recently found on the net during a research of info about the german flags of the period in general! I don't know much about the topic so i'll stick with what others say, i just wanted to pass the information!
    Here are some more pics of the flag and it's bearer!
    The gorget he is wearing looks interesting are there any better images, I wonder?
    I collect, therefore I am.

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    Quote by 4thskorpion View Post
    The gorget he is wearing looks interesting are there any better images, I wonder?
    Grimminger is wearing the standard SA gorget that was also worn by the SS during the early years.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    Grimminger is wearing the standard SA gorget that was also worn by the SS during the early years.
    ....as you can tell from my post I know nothing about the subject of SA or SS or in fact Nazi German militaria, period
    I collect, therefore I am.

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    I think he is wearing the following: Blood Order medal, SA/SS gorget (as Bob said), SA sports badge, NSDAP gold party badge, WW1 Iron Cross and Hindenburg medal! If i'm mistaken please tell me!

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    The badge that resembles the SA Sports badge beneath his Gold Party Badge is the much coveted Coburg Badge.

    (I wouldn't mind too much being able to own this man's uniform...)
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Just a few quick observations of the newly posted photo's of the Blood Flag. I notice, in some of the photo's, that it seems to have had a Fringe to it-and in others, it doesn't? Also, for a sacred flag, in the photos, it seems to oddly look different at times from other photos-was there Duplicate/clones, I wonder-to be used on various State occasions around the country? No photo, however, seems to show the "stains of blood of the 16 martyrs" on the flag, though, so if there Was blood on it, it apparently did not touch into any of the white of the roundel...

    Also, if the myth of the flag's survival are to be given any credence(which I personally don't believe) I wonder if the specially engraved pole that it was carried on(engraved with all the names of the Putsch fallen) also still exists? Or, perhaps just the plaque? I'm surprised that it hasn't been offered for sale by someone like Charlie Snyder....

    It's interesting to note, that the much decorated man in the photo-Jakob Grimminger- survived the war and ended up as a street sweeper, dying in poverty and obscurity in 1969...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I read in a book that as more and more flags needed to perform the ceremony that all you needed was another flag (That had already performed the ceremony) and a high ranking person to do the ceremony for a new flag. I could be wrong, I dont have my book at hand. Maybe that explains why some of the flags are different?

    Cheers, Pat

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