CELEBRATORY FLAG FOR THE VICTORIOUS ALLIES. [British?: c.1945.]

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CELEBRATORY FLAG FOR THE VICTORIOUS ALLIES.
[British?: c.1945.]

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CELEBRATORY FLAG FOR THE VICTORIOUS ALLIES.
[British?: c.1945.]
A celebratory cotton flag combining the national flags of the USA, Britain, USSR, Nationalist Government of China, and the French resistance. 1110 x 1890 mm. The 4 principal nations occupying each quadrant of the flag, with the Cross of Lorraine, in red at the center, representing the French Resistance. With halyard, the flag somewhat hastily made with slight overlapping colors. A few small holes near the hoist, some light stains.

A curious and very unusual celebratory flag, almost certainly British made, presumed to have been made up for a celebratory Parade in France in the summer of 1945. The inclusion of the French Resistance Cross of Lorraine suggests a French parade, possibly that on VE Day, May 8th in Paris. It is very rare to see the flags of all the allies on one flag.
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