NAVAL ENSIGN OF THE SOVIET UNION, WORLD WAR II AND EARLY COLD WAR, 1935-1950 159 x 102in (404 x 259cm)

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NAVAL ENSIGN OF THE SOVIET UNION, WORLD WAR II AND EARLY COLD WAR, 1935-1950
159 x 102in (404 x 259cm)

Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
NAVAL ENSIGN OF THE SOVIET UNION, WORLD WAR II AND EARLY COLD WAR, 1935-1950
Canvas flag in white with blue southern bordering and red hammer and sickle and five-pointed star insignias. Hoist of flag threaded with hempen rope, with upper left corner marked with a Chinese character meaning "Exposure to moisture."

An intermediate Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union, flown by the Red Fleet and later Soviet Navy under the rule of Joseph Stalin. Gutted by purges and with many of its servicemen reassigned to land battles, the Soviet Navy was largely sidelined during World War II.
159 x 102in (404 x 259cm)
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