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Jack 1919-1921 (Germany)

Gösch, adopted but never used

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[Jack 1919-1921 (Germany)] 3:5
by Marcus Schmöger, 23 February 2002
Flag adopted 27th September 1919, never actually used, abolished 11 April 1921

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Similar to the merchant flag except for having an Iron Cross in the center and the black-red-gold canton fills the entire depth of the black stripe. Hence, it is much like the old Jack with a black-red-gold canton. The ratio of height to length was 3:5 and the Iron Cross was 2/3rds the height of the flag. This was replaced in 1921.

Norman Martin

A new jack should also be introduced with the decree of 27 September 1919; however, this flag was never used. It was a black-white-red tricolour with a black-red-gold canton —bigger than in the civil ensign— and an Iron Cross in the center. The proportion of the flag was 3:5. Sources:

  • Valentin and Neubecker 1928 [vne28]
  • Dreyhaupt 2000 [drh00]
  • Hecker and Hoog 1978 [hec78]

Marcus Schmöger, 24 February 2002

Flag actually used 1919-1921

[Jack 1903-1919 (Germany)] 3:5
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 26th September 1903, abolished 27th September 1919 but used until 1921