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German Red Cross 1936-1945 (Germany)

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz 1936 - 1945

Last modified: 2021-02-20 by pete loeser
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[Flag of Red Cross] image by Alvin Heims, 29 Nov 1999
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German Red Cross (1936 - 1945)

All standards and pennants show as badge a black eagle with white swastika on his breast and red cross between his white claws, in the cantons of the units are their names as black inscription on silver background, the fringes and marks of rank are olive green greyish.
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021


Male Readiness Unit Flag (Flagge einer männlichen Bereitschaft)

[DRK unit (male) 1936 - 1945 (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White flag with badge and rectangular silver canton with black inscription, height approx. 125 cm.
Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
3) Brian L. Davis: "Flags of the Third Reich" (ISBN 1-84176-171-0), plate H , image 3 (p. 128)
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021


Female Readiness Unit Pennant (Wimpel einer weiblichen Bereitschaft)

[DRK unit (female) 1936 - 1945 (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, modified by Ivan Sache, 4 Feb 2021

White pennant with badge and triangular silver canton with black inscription, height approx. 100 cm.
Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

A readiness unit (German: Bereitschaft) was a civil protection unit and the equivalent of a company in the army, consisting of three platoons (German: Züge), each having 42 helpers (German: Helfer) in case of defence. This structure was kept by (West-) German civil protection forces after WW2.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2021


Rank Flags

President Flag (Flagge des DRK-Präsidenten)

[DRK President Flag (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White square flag with cotised olive grey edges and saltire, over all the badge, height approx. 75 cm.
Source: .
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

Executive President Flag (Flagge des geschäftsführenden DRK-Präsidenten)

[DRK Executive President Flag (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White square flag with fimbriated olive grey edges and saltire, over all the badge, height approx. 75 cm.
Source: .
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

State Leader Flag (Flagge eines DRK-Landesführers)

[DRK State Leader Flag (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White rectangular flag with cotised olive grey edges and saltire, over all the badge, height approx. 50 cm. This flag was also used by the DRK Chief Officer (DRK-Amtschef) and the DRK Inspector General (DRK-Inspekteur).
Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

Assistant State Leader Flag (Flagge eines stellvertretenden DRK-Landesführers)

[DRK Assistant State Leader Flag (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White rectangular flag with fimbriated olive grey edges and saltire, over all the badge, height approx. 50 cm.
Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

County Leader Flag (Flagge eines DRK-Kreisführers)

[DRK County Leader Flag (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White square flag with cotised olive grey edges, over all the badge, height approx. 62 cm.

Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

Assistant County Leader Flag (Flagge eines stellvertretenden DRK-Kreisführers)

[DRK Assistant County Leader Flag (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

White square flag with fimbriated olive grey edges, over all the badge, height approx. 62 cm.

Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

Unit Leader Pennant (Male and Female) (Flagge eines/einer DRK-Bereitschaftsführers/DRK-Bereitschaftsführerin)

[DRK Unit Leader (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really and Ivan Sache, 4 Feb 2021

White triangular pennant with cotised olive grey edges, over all the badge, height approx. 36 cm.

Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021

Pennant for Cars, Motorcycles and Bicycles (Kraftwagen-, Kraftrad- und Fahrrad-Wimpel)

[DRK Pennant for Cars, Motorcycles and Bicycles (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really and Ivan Sache, 4 Feb 2021

White triangular pennant with olive grey and white edges except hoist, over all the badge, height approx. 30 cm, only to be used in service by single members being proper dressed in service clothing.

Sources:
1) German Wikipedia
2) this photo
Paddy O'Really, 4 Feb 2021


Comparison of Sizes

[DRK size comparison 1936 - 1945 (Germany)] image by Paddy O'Really and Ivan Sache, 4 Feb 2021
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