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Last modified: 2005-10-15 by santiago dotor
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German Navy League

[German Navy League (NSDAP, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

German Soldiers' League

Deutscher Soldatenbund

[German Soldiers' League (NSDAP, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Railway Protection


I have a unique Nazi flag that my father brought back from the war. I am sending two attachments, one is the flag and one is the words which are printed on the canton [Bahnschutz R. B. D. Kassel].

John Spence, 5 August 2001

This is probably the unit colours of a force detached to protect the railway in Kassel. Bahnschutz means railway protection. Kassel is a town in the state of Hesse in Germany. (...) The symbol upon the swastika is a winged wheel, a common symbol for railways.

Elias Granqvist, 7 August 2001

According to this webpage R.B.D. stands for Reichsbahndirektion or National Railways Directorate, a regional authority of which there were 28.

Santiago Dotor, 7 July 2003