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Military Colours of the Schleswig-Holstein Army 1848 - 1851 (Germany)

Flaggen der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Armee 1848 - 1851

Last modified: 2017-04-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schleswig-Holstein Army original colour 1848] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Apr 2017

The original military colour of the Schleswig-Holstein Army (1848 - 1851) is dark red (approx. Danish orlogs rød), the coat of arms is shifted to the fly, displaying two sinister facing lions passant guardant Azure in a yellow shield representing Schleswig, surrounded by the white nettle leaf representing Holstein. The ratio is approx. 7:13. The heraldry is based upon the merchant ensign of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf from 1696.
The flag today is kept within the Museum in Gottorf Castle.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Apr 2017



[Schleswig-Holstein Army battle flag 1850] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Apr 2017

The 1850 battle flag is a plain Schleswig-Holstein tricolour with the blue stripe having double width.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Apr 2017


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