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Pennant made in the DDR, 1985. The text on the pennant reads:”Best Unit”. The pennant is made of silk and the KDA logo is embroidered on it, and also “1985”.
The Combat Group Of The Working Class was a paramilitairy organization from 1953-1989 known as KDA (kampfgruppen Der Arbeiterklasse), to be deployed locally to fight civil unrest or invasion. In it’s peak it contained 211.000 people in 1980.
The Combat Groups of the Working Class was formed on 1953, in response to the Uprising of 1953 in the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) which had occurred three months earlier, and was violently suppressed by the Volkspolizei. The KDA was intended to mirror the People’s Militias of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia which played a very important part in the consolidation of party’s power in Czechoslovakia in 1948.
Membership was mainly drawn from workers from state enterprises.