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Pennant found by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2015.558.10

German military issue, poison gas warning pennant retrieved by Leon Fierer during his military service with the 79th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII. The pennants were attached to a thin, iron rod and staked into the ground. They were used to mark off areas contaminated with dangerous gas, and later repurposed to warn against hidden landmines. The pennants were part of a set that included 20 flags, each attached to a 60-cm-long iron rod, painted with red anti-rust paint, a roll of yellow tape, and a carrying pouch.

Date
use:  1941 July-1945
Geography
use: Germany
Classification
Information Forms
Object Type
Hazard signs (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Signs (Notices)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edwin Fierer
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:34:42
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