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File:Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg


Deutsch: National- und Handelsflagge des Deutschen Reiches von 1935 bis 1945, zugleich Gösch der Kriegsschiffe.
Das Hakenkreuz ist im Vergleich zur Parteiflagge der NSDAP um 1/20 zum Mast hin versetzt.
English: National flag and merchant ensign of the German Reich during 1935 to 1945.
Flag Regulation of 18 June 1937.
Date 2008
Source Own work
Author Fornax


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This file depicts the flag of a German Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (corporation governed by public law). According to § 5 Abs. 1 of the German copyright law, official works like coats of arms or flags are gemeinfrei (in the public domain). Since the Federal Republic of Germany is the legal successor of the Weimar Republic as well as of the "Third Reich", this law is also applicable to flags promulgated before 1945.

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