Rare Original WWII Era German Early S.A. Nazi Banner Certified. Original banner from an S.A. unit with embroidered lettering. A very high quality and large pennant type flag. The text “kuckengruppe südwest” translates to roughly to “check group southwest”. Most likely an SA Sturmabteilung, (Storm Detachment) may be traced back to August 1921 when the first unit was formed to protect NSDAP leaders at party meetings and rallies and to act as opposition to rival political parties. Between its inception and Hitler’s ascension to power in January 1933 the SA had been uniformed, banned, reformed and reorganized. Prior to Hitler’s gaining of power the SA numbered about 300,000 personnel but by December 1933 it had reached a peak of roughly 4,500,000 personnel. In very good condition double sided about 28″/17″ heavy cotton bunting style material with multi piece swastika. The flag has heavy white metal hooks for attaching to a pole. A fantastic piece of WWII history. Very minor storage wear. A very rare flag! Even with the minor condition issues it’s Overall a very collectible flag with lots of history Nice period used flag captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Fresh “out of the woods” Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very collectible size in excellent condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.