German flag patch
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Size of this German flag patch: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Germany consists of three equal horizontal stripes:
- The top stripe is black
- The middle is red
- The bottom stripe is gold
The colors black, red and gold have been associated with Germany since the middle ages, but the current German flag colors are traced back to early 19th century volunteers, who fought for the country in the Napoleonic wars. The colors are based on the soldiers' uniforms which were black coats with red braid and gold buttons.
Facts about the German flag patch:
The colors of the German flag now represent the unification of Germany. From 1935 to 1945, the German flag featured a red background with a black Swastika in the middle of it on a white circle. The former East German flag (1959 to 1989) featured Communist emblems on it.