This is a fine example of a kriegsflagge. The kriegsflagge was flown during times of conflict. This example, which measures 27” x 40 1/4,” features an Iron Cross and Hohenzollern Eagle. The flag’s material is a light, almost gauze-like cotton. Some mothing shows on several areas. No markings appear on the bunting, so this it was probably NOT used by the military. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find smaller flags in this size.
This flag is not from the Imperial period. It first came into use in 1936 to commemorate the Battle of Skagerrak (Jutland from the British perspective). Each year on that ocassion the kriegsflagges were displayedThis battle took place on 31 May-June 1 1916.