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by Hugh Watkins, 19 February 1999
Editor's note: This was not an official or approved Danish flag, but a flag designed for a few hundred Danish people who served as soldiers in the German Army. At no time did the Danish government approve of or authorize Danish participation with Nazi forces, other than what was forced on them by the Nazis.
The flag is from a photograph August 1941 of Frikorps Danmark Fanevagt (standard bearer flanked by two honor guards) taken at Langenhorne Kaserne (barracks) in Germany.
The first 500 to 600 volunteers, of which about 40% were trained soldiers, met on 19 July 1941 in Copenhagen. They left Denmark by train, marching from Ryevangens Kaserne to Hellerup Station with a German military band behind the dannebrogsfane (which had been purchased by well wishers).
They were sworn in to the Germany army as a unit of the Vaben-SS on 5 August 1941 swearing to loyally fight against bolshevism. On 5 May 1943 Frikorps Danmark was disbanded and reformed the next day as Pansergrenader-regiment Danmark.
The source is "Dansk soldater i kamp pċ Ĝstfronten 1941 - 1945" in Danish
ISBN 87-7466-246-5 Bogan, (Odense University).
Hugh Watkins 1999-02-19
by António Martins
by António Martins
Two flags of the Danish National Socialist Party, active before and during
the German occupation in 1940-1945. The main motif seems to be a swastika in the
Danish colors, lacking black when compared with contemporary German flags. Both
flags are apparently square and feature a white swastika in the middle, either
on a red disc set on a white background, or plainly on red background. Shade of
red disputable -- was it like this, or darker?
António Martins, 25 February 2003
Precise dates of occupation: 9 April 1940 - 5 May 1945.
Al Kirsch, 25 February 2003