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Hi all,

I managed to swing a deal recently and was able to introduce this Regimental Infantry flag to a corner of my collecting room.

This particular flag came out of Russia in 1989-90, and was one of a very few that were sold off by the Russians to fund some

renovations to their war museum in Moscow.

I believe about 200 flags were captured in 1945, including a lot of Imperial flags, and somwhere around 50 to 60 Infantry flags

were also amongst the haul. My example has been cut from the pole, it has some stains, a couple of small tears, but to me

it tells a story. I don't know the unit, as the info from the unit would have been with the pole, and that has been lost to time.

I have heard that these flags took around 3 to 4 months of work to complete. Background is pure silk with bullion and heavy

cotton embroidery.

Any extra information on the flags caputred by the Russians greatly appreciated.

Best wishes

Bob

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A couple more shots, the Kremlin display is a photo I found on the internet, and a nice shot of the victory parade.

Bob

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A nice shot of the flags in use during a parade....

Bob

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A couple of closer shots, there is a bit of reflection from the glass....

Bob

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I have had the pleasure of handling a beautiful mint example too, here are a few photos of that one, it now belongs to a good friend of mine....

Bob

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