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Horizontal black-dark red bicolor. [Illustrated at the top of this page.] Officially adopted as the Landesflagge of the Kingdom of Württemberg 1896, in use until 1935. Readopted as Landesflagge of the State of Württemberg-Hohenzollern c.1947. Abolished as a result of the merger into Baden-Württemberg 25 April 1952.
Norman Martin, May 1998
It is a black -red plain, vertical bicolour.
Sources: Kuhn 1991, p. 90 and Hormann and Plaschke 2006, p.194
Later in Hormann and Plaschke 2006 there are banners of the predecessors of Baden-Württemberg: All have arms. But the caption is somehow indifferent saying: "Independent from 1945 to 1952, arms and state flags of Württemberg Hohenzollern, (South) Baden, Württemberg-Baden. So in the end those flags are doubtful. In case of South Baden we have evidence from source above, which shows however the other flags without arms.
Nevertheless the arms should be described here (numbers corresponding with flags above:
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quartered, displaying three black attires in a golden (= yellow) field in the 1st and 4th quarter. The other quarters are thrice divided per fess into black and red. Note that Hohenzollern is not represented in these arms. I can't imagine that the shield's fimbriation (white and black) represents Hohenzollern.
Source:Hormann and Plaschke 2006,p.231
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Apr 2014
These three are reproductions from Schroeder 1953 where you can find a whole series of hanging flags of the states, plus those of East German states (but with
the pre-1933 arms) and Eastern territories under Soviet or Polish administration. The whole series is therefore very doubtful what regards the details. However, it is rather plausible that at least some usage of Württemberg-Baden flags with arms occurred.
M. Schmöger, 23 Apr 2014
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