NSDAP Kreis Level Flag (-1939 version)
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The NSDAP flags were located on the right and left side of NSDAP vehicle fenders. The flags were used to display the political level of the vehicle’s user.
The left flag features the image of a swastika. The right flag features the NSDAP pattern eagle on a background composed of four alternating triangle sections. The colour of the left and right sections, as well as the border, reflect the political rank level of the vehicle’s user.
These flags were produced in a square form and a pennant form. The square form is much more common. For flags produced prior to 1939, the lettering is in Gothic style, and the NSDAP pattern national emblem eagle is silver-coloured. Those flags produced after 1939 feature block style letters and the NSDAP pattern national emblem is gold-coloured with the addition of a half wreath or full wreath to the design, depending on the specific political rank.
There are also transitional versions of these flags that were produced post-1939, but retained the used of gothic style letters.
The flags were generally made from embroidered cloth held secure in a metal frame, but wartime products were also composed of sheet metal that was painted with the appropriate design.
The Reich level flags and pennants have black triangle sections and a red border.
The Gau level flags and pennants have red triangle sections and a red border.
The Kreis level flags and pennants have brown triangle sections, with a red border prior to 1939 and a black border post-1939.
The Ort level flags and pennants have yellow triangle sections and a light blue border.
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