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I was watching a DVD on "The History of English Football" and there
was some footage of England v. Germany in pre-war nazi Germany. The flags
over the stadium alternated between the Nazi flag (red with white disk
and swastika) and the other flag I saw was the same except it seemed to
have a 6 pointed star of david in place of the swastika. I ran the DVD
back a few times as I didn't think I could've seen what I thought I saw....
but it did appear to be a star of david, although smaller in size to what
the swastika would be on the same type flag.
Darrin Antrobus, 21 Sep 2004
That would be the May 1938 match in Berlin, which England won 6-3. The
game provided a controversial moment before it had even started, when the
senior Football association official on the tour ordered that the England
team give the Nazi salute.
James Dignan, 22 Sep 2004
images sent by James Dignan, 24 Sep 2004
I've selected out the relevant parts of two of the pictures. To me it looks like it could be a displayed eagle with a shield on it.
James Dignan, 24 Sep 2004
How about the flag of the "(Nazi-)German National League for Gymnastics"?
Thorsten, 24 Sep 2004
That definitely looks like it might be it. The emblem does look offset
towards the hoist, and it does look like a vertical triband with white
disc, which this flag definitely is. Success?
James Dignan, 25 Sep 2004