Nazi Podium Banner – Signed by the 159th Engineer Combat Battalion


This is quite the find!  This is a Nazi Party podium banner with fringe and silk border which measures about 3’x3′.  It is mounted with 4 brass rings, where one is missing.  The banner was period signed by the 159th Engineer Combat Battalion.  This battalion landed shorty after D-Day and was instrumental during the Battle of the Bulge in getting troops and equipment to Berlin.  Their journey was chronologically documented on the flag.  The majority of these signatures were validated through a WW2 veteran database and were all made using fountain pens, as ball point pens were not available at this time.  You can see ink splatters throughout the flag.  It’s a nice piece of history.  This battalion’s efforts are well documented.