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POLITICAL LEADERS STANDARD FOR ORTSGRUPPE ROSENTHAL WITH INTERESTING HISTORY.
A rare early political leaders district flag with the early style static swastika. Red flag with white circle with separately applied black swastika and with silver bullion fringe to three sides. Brown unit box with blue edge piping for the Ortsgruppe level of political leadership with white chain stitched town name, ROSENTHAL.The flag was captured by American serviceman Raymond Richard Ritter of the 99th Recon troop in 1945 and comes with some photocopy documents concerning Ritter with photocopy photographs of his unit and his comrades including the mention of the capture of the town flag of Rosental. The flag shows age and wear with some moth nips but still displays well, the white circle bears the date of the capture of the flag but these are very small and not especially noticeable until closely examined. A rare early flag with interesting history and provenance. [Condition: Exc+]