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Fully Documented Battle Flag Removed from Gauleiter Fritz Sauckel’s Headquarters in Weimar

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  • $ 1,850


Fully Documented Battle Flag Removed from Gauleiter Fritz Sauckel’s Headquarters in Weimar-This prize was taken by PFC William Smith who was a driver for a three star general. The entire story is documented in Volume II of my book series “The Stories Behind the Treasures of World War II, The Making of a Collectorholic”, a copy of which I will include with the flag. PFC Smith removed it from Gauleiter Fritz Sauckel’s headquarters in Weimar. There are pics of Smith with two buddies holding the flag which can be seen in the book. He was a driver for General Courtney Hodges who was under the command of Omar Bradley. Later, the 6’2”, 195lbs. Smith was a body guard for General Bradley. The flag itself is in fantastic condition. It is produced in red bunting with printed/reverse imagery. It is super clean and in great condition. The fly end plus the upper and lower edges are reinforced with extra stitching. The hoist end has extra material in the corners. The hoist end also has a heavy white bunting sewn over a thick rope lanyard which is looped at one end and free at the other. It is marked with a navy proof (proof that they all didn’t go on ships!) followed by “K.Fl.150 x 250” and maker information. It measures 84” x 47”. Quite the piece of history!