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    This is one of the best captured flag photographs I've seen. Pictured is the flag for the 42nd Polish Infantry Regiment.
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    #2
    about German captured flags...

    Originally posted by Beersheba4thLH View Post
    This is one of the best captured flag photographs I've seen.
    Pictured is the flag for the 42nd Polish Infantry Regiment.
    Hello Beersheba4thLH:
    Many of the German captured enemy unit flags
    ended up in the Berlin Museum during WW2.
    When Berlin fell the flags went to Moscow, and
    I believe a number were returned to the Poles.

    OFW
    (below) captured flags in Berlin Museum display.
    Includes several Polish & French, later Soviet too.

    (below) same photo of captured Polish 42nd flag, seen online...
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      #3
      captured flag photo...

      Originally posted by Beersheba4thLH View Post
      ...one of the best captured flag photographs I've seen...
      It looks better without all the star mess.
      OFW
      PS/Now watching 4 hours of "Combat"on Me-TV.
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      Last edited by oldflagswanted; 11-11-2012, 06:43 PM.
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        #4
        nice

        Nice captured flag and standarte photos. At first I thought the overlaid stars denoted points of interest rather then say copyright infringement.
        Last edited by Ed.Anderson,Jr.; 11-11-2012, 07:02 PM.

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          #5
          more German captures ...

          More interesting captures from Polish units.
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            #6
            OFW,

            Curious on the original flag you posted if its whereabout are known and what the value would be "as seen" in the photo? Also, I have seen some period photos lately of a German 4X4 standart that have specific unit designation by the corners. Do you know about these? Have pictures of?

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              #7
              captured flag disposition ???

              Originally posted by Shawn Bern View Post
              OFW,
              Curious on the original flag you posted if its whereabout
              are known and what the value would be "as seen" in the
              photo? Also, I have seen some period photos lately of a
              German 4X4 standart that have specific unit designation
              by the corners. Do you know about these? Have pictures of?
              Hello Shawn Bern:
              I've not yet confirmed (for myself) that the 1939 German
              captured Polish 42nd Infantry flag (post #1) was returned
              by the Soviets in 1945. Maybe another WAF member has
              visited the current Polish Military Museum, and might have
              seen it on display there? As for your "German 4x4 standart"
              question, sounds like you are talking about the green Heer
              pattern flag with the numbers 27 in two corners, the flag
              of the III battalion of German Infantry Regiment 92, which
              held the title “Jägerbataillon Finland”. I saw a photo of
              this flag in the 1970's attributed to a woman named Karen
              in the USA. Since then other examples seem to exist too,
              one found by the British after WW2 in Mecklenburg-Vorpom-
              mern (northern Germany) and by mistake was associated
              with a battallion of the Deutsch-Arabischen Legion (german-
              arabic legion), so it was in 1965 oddly sent to Egypt, where
              I understand it is still resides in a museum at El Alamein.

              OFW
              (below) the green German Infantry Regiment 92 flag(s).

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              Last edited by oldflagswanted; 11-12-2012, 09:00 PM.
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                #8
                never seen again ...

                Originally posted by Beersheba4thLH View Post
                ...captured flag photographs I've seen...
                Here is one of my favorites, captured in
                the 1940 Battle of France. Back in the 70's
                I contacted the French 145th Regiment
                Museum, they said they never got it back.

                OFW
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                  #9
                  another lost in 1940 ...

                  Wondering if this one was ever recovered ???
                  OFW
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                    #10
                    more from Paris ...

                    More from Paris - French captured flags
                    in the Les Invalides Chapel. Would be
                    nice to have a list of these, and photos
                    of each with their capture history too.

                    OFW
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                    Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-09-2012, 11:38 PM.
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                    .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                      #11
                      Polish unit flag value ???

                      Originally posted by Shawn Bern View Post
                      OFW...what the value would be "as seen" in the photo? ...
                      Shawn:
                      Value of a flag is always subjective IMO.
                      Depends who is selling, and who is buying,
                      and the venue too.

                      OFW
                      (below) Recently for sale...
                      WW2 Polish Regimental flag, First Infantry Division,
                      Kosciuszko Regiment No. 1.

                      Auction 38 Lot no. 912 on 17-18 November 2012
                      http://www.czernys.com
                      Piazza V. Veneto, 13 - 19, Sarzana
                      19038 Italy
                      Description:

                      "A very rare regimental flag of the First Infantry Division of
                      the Kosciuszko Regiment No. 1 dating: mid-20th Century
                      provenance: Poland Square, white silk flag with red cross,
                      at the centre of one side the effigy of a bust with the Order
                      of "VIRTUTI MILITARI" surmounted by the writing "WOLNOSC
                      I WARZA", at each arm of the cross marked "1 DP" among oak
                      branches; on the other side the effigy of the Polish eagle enclosed
                      in a crown of laurel surmounted by the writing "HONOR I OJCZYZNA",
                      the arms of the cross en suite; gilt fringes on three sides; assembled
                      on a wooden haft (only at the upper part) with brass tip in the shape
                      of a Polish eagle resting on a rectangle, with the writing "1 Dywinja
                      Piechoty im Tadeusza Kosciuszki". The Polish 1st Kosciuszko was an
                      infantry division in the Soviet-organized Polish armed forces formed
                      in 1943. The division operated from the Battle of Lenino (October
                      12-13, 1943) to the Battle of Berlin (April and May 1945) together
                      with the Red Army. dimensions: dimensions 110 x 100 cm."

                      Estimate: €20,000 - €25,000 <--- For an original
                      ************************
                      PS/ Auction update: "On a side of the flag is an inscription on red
                      ground, in Polish, saying that the flag is an official copy made in 1977.
                      "
                      unsold 12000.00 € to 15000.00 € <--- Museum quality repro.
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                      Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-11-2012, 03:28 PM.
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                        #12
                        more examples ...

                        Some WW2 captured Italian examples, military
                        version with crown, civil version without crown.
                        OFW
                        (below) with crown, USCG & amphibious (lower right patch) soldiers on land.

                        (below) without crown, captured Sept 10-43 by US soldiers, 45th Inf Div.
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                          #13
                          Russian captured Japanese banner.

                          An interesting WW2 press release photo
                          showing a Russian captured Japanese
                          banner.

                          OFW
                          (below) from OFW WAF t=604650, translated there as
                          Manchuria Harvesting Competition Winner in the name
                          of the Minister Of Agriculture (Huang Fu-qün).
                          Like many
                          German captured Russian flags, not military but farming.
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                          .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                            #14
                            Really stunning pictures!
                            Thanks for showing us!

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                              #15
                              these are great

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