Original German Empire National Flag - World War 1 (1871-1918) Given its size (44" x 68") I would say this was either used on a building of significant importance or on a large ship. Canvas & Cotton **Looking for a WW1 Imperial War Flag!**
On 12 May 1883, the German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia, the beginnings of Germany's African Empire. As colonial forces moved in, their ruthless punitive raids became an open war of extermination. The Kaiser’s Holocaust is an engaging and important book. In their clear and seamlessly researched account of the Herero and Nama genocides, the authors reveal Namibia’s dark colonial history.