Original German WWII German DAF Labor Front 48" x 55" Fringed Flag with Dillingen 2 Town Marking
Original Item: Only One Available. The DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront or German Labor Front) was a National Socialist trade union that supplanted independent unions once the NSDAPs had come to power in Germany. This 48" x 55" Fringed Flag was most likely originally displayed on a pole inside DAF offices. It appears to be made of woven red wool, with cotton white and black DAF emblems on each side. The fringe is silver bullion, and is relatively heavy. It still has 5 of the 7 metal hanger rings installed on the header, which were used to secure it to a pole.
The upper left corner of the flag has a tan 7" x 9" wool backed patch with a blue border that reads:
There are two towns known as Dillingen in Germany, one located on the Danube in Bavaria, and the other located in the Saarland near the border with France. Both are about the same size, so we unfortunately are not able to tell which of the two towns this refers to. However we can be sure that the flag was used by the union in one of the two towns during the WWII Period.
The flag does have damage due to wear and moth, which can be seen in the photographs. The colors however are still quite nice, and the age toning really gives it a great look. Most of these that we see were removed hastily, and either had the hangers cut or torn off, but this example is still intact. A great piece of third reich memorabilia!
With the dissolution of all Free Trade Unions in Germany in May 1933 the Deutsche Arbeitsfront, (German Labor Front), was established to replace the unions and to educate the workers in industry and commerce for smooth and efficient operation of all labor in the Third Reich. In October 1934 the DAF was given official status as a sub-section of the NSDAP and in March 1936 it was recognized as an independent NSDAP affiliated association and granted control of its own monetary budget. With this money it was able to procure it's own signs and other insignia.
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