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State Ensign 1921-1926 (Germany)

flag of government authorities at sea, dienstflagge der reichsbehörden zur see

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[State Ensign 1921-1926 (Germany)] 2:3 Image by Marcus Schmöger, 22 February 2002
Flag adopted 11 April 1921, abolished 5 May 1926

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Illustrated in Smith 1975 [smi75c], p. 121, but miscaptioned as State Ensign 1926-1933.
Santiago Dotor, 2000

The first state ensign of the Weimar Republic was introduced with the regulation of 11 April 1921, finally in force 1 January 1922. It was black-white-red with the Reichsschild (imperial shield) in the center, slightly offset to the hoist. Proportion 2:3. It was the service ensign for all Reichsbehörden or authorities of the (whole) empire, thus not to be used by the authorities of the Länder that had their own state ensigns. Sources:

  • Dreyhaupt 2000 [drh00]
  • Hecker and Hoog 1978 [hec78]
  • Smith 1975g [smi75g]
  • Valentin and Neubecker 1928 [vne28]
Marcus Schmöger, 22 February 2002

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