Friday, 9 May 2014

Military History Photo Friday: Nazi Red Cross Flag

Here's something you don't see every day. This is a flag from the World War Two German Army medical unit. You can see the red cross, but what's that white patch on the eagle's chest? That's covering up a swastika. The museum that displays this in Belgium decided against a public display of the emblem. Interesting to see two diametrically opposed different symbols on the same flag!

For more on my trip through Belgium's military history, check out my latest article, Tales of War and Humanity in Belgium.


Sioux said...

Are they thinking that if the swastika is hidden, it will diminish the idiocy of current Nazi supporters?

Sean McLachlan said...

It's probably to diminish the number of irate comments they get from visitors, lol!

Jack Badelaire said...

I always disagree with hiding it. It's a foul, terrible thing, but at the same time, hiding evil never made evil go away.

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