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    #31
    Italo-German unit with Yugo partisan flag
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      #32
      more from the Balkans ...

      Originally posted by T.K. View Post
      Italo-German unit with Yugo partisan flag
      Hello T.K.:
      Nice captured commie Yugo flag photo.

      OFW
      (below) An earlier Balkans War captured flag -
      Bulgarian taken from the Ottoman Empire troops.
      i.e., Balkans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balkans

      and as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria
      and: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire
      (below) captured flag close up...
      sigpic
      .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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        #33
        walking over banners ...

        Going over the top in WW2.
        OFW
        (below) US GI walks over podium banners in Munich.
        Rarer pb eagle wing version on white square center.

        (below) Soviet troops going over RDF on Reich border...
        sigpic
        .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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          #34
          WW2 at sea...

          WW2 USN captured at sea.
          OFW
          (below) USS Omaha and German M.S. Odenwald.
          "...a Kriegsmarine radioman aboard the Graf Spee when
          that ship was scuttled after the battle of the River Plate. ...
          escaped internment crossing the Andes on foot to Chile &
          then on to Japan where he joined the crew of the Odenwald ...
          "
          (below 2) USS Omaha crew members aboard Odenwald.



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          Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-26-2012, 01:19 PM.
          sigpic
          .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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            #35
            more SS captured ...

            Another SS captured Soviet banner.
            OFW

            (below) German SS captured Soviet youth flag.
            Flag wording via online translation goes something like:
            K борьбе эа готов = -------------> Ready To Fight,
            всегда готов! = ------------------> Always Ready!
            kомунистиуеской партии = ---> Communist Party
            будь готов! = --------------------> Until the Finish!
            sigpic
            .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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              #36
              Italian captured ...

              Italian captured flag.
              OFW

              (below) see caption on right.
              Attached Files
              sigpic
              .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                #37
                1871 captured ...

                USN & USMC captured 1871 Korean Fort HQ Flag.
                OFW

                (below) see caption below.
                Attached Files
                Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-28-2012, 04:16 AM.
                sigpic
                .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by oldflagswanted View Post
                  USN & USMC captured 1871 Korean Fort HQ Flag.
                  OFW

                  (below) see caption below.
                  That Kanji wording means Field marshal.

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                    #39
                    rare book of Trophy Flags ...

                    Originally posted by chen View Post
                    That Kanji wording means Field marshal.
                    Hello chen:
                    Thanks for that information. Have in my collection
                    an interesting Annapolis 1913 rare book entitled:
                    "INSCRIPTIONS FOR TROPHY FLAGS IN CEILING
                    ACADEMIC BUILDING" at the US NAVAL ACADEMY
                    ,
                    where the subject flag (WAF post #37) is listed as
                    Case Number 22, Catalog Number 16, "Standard of
                    Korean Generalissimo - The characters Eifl mean
                    "Generalissimo" or "commander-in-chief," and are
                    similar in form to the Chinese characters having the
                    same use."

                    OFW
                    (below) also as seen elsewhere online:
                    The United States Navy Trophy Flag Collection, begun by
                    an Act of Congress in 1814 and given to the care of the
                    Naval Academy in 1849, now totals more than 600 historic
                    American and captured foreign flags.
                    http://archive.org/stream/illcaseins...shrich_djvu.tx
                    "The trophy flags of the United States Navy are the
                    priceless symbols, not so much of our captures, as of
                    our long honor roll of heroic victories on the high seas,
                    victories won by the consistently maintained skill and
                    efficiency, as well as by the tradiuonal daring and
                    devotion to duty, of our officers and men. Flags of Great
                    Britain, of France, Spain, Mexico, and Korea ; United States
                    ensigns side by side with the ensigns of the Confederate
                    States, their age, their faded colors, and the security of their
                    repose as they hang in draped folds behind the glass of their
                    exhibition cases, are significant reminders that we are at peace
                    with those who in the past were enemies. The old bunting is
                    treasured for its story of brave deeds and noble sacrifice, the
                    heritage of both the victors and the vanquished. The bitterness
                    of the conflicts over which the flags were flown is lost in the
                    peaceful silence of their resting place.
                    CASE NUMBER 22

                    CATALOGUE NUMBER 16
                    STANDARD OF KOREAN GENERALISSIMO

                    "Captured under fire from the main redoubt, " Fort McKee," of
                    the Korean forts at Kang Hoa, on the Salee or Han River, north of
                    Chemulpo and west of Seoul, by Private Hugh Purvi^, Private
                    Brown, and Captain McLane Tilton, of the detachment of marines
                    under Captain Tilton, in the landing force under Commander
                    Lewis Ashfield Kimberly, from the squadron under Rear-Admiral
                    John Rodgers, June 11, 1871.

                    Rear-Admiral Rodgers squadron escorted the American min
                    ister to China, Mr. Frederick Ferdinand Low, on a diplomatic
                    mission to Korea. During the negotiations the squadron lay at
                    Boisee anchorage. On June 1, by permission of the Korean
                    authorities at Seoul, the U. S. S. Monocacy, Commander Edward
                    Price McCrea, was sent up the river to make surveys. Without
                    warning, two launches engaged in charting were fired on by the
                    forts at Kang Hoa. Two seamen were wounded. The Monocacy
                    silenced the forts and returned to Boisee. Rear-Admiral Rod
                    gers, after consulting with Minister Low, informed the Koreans
                    that they would be given ten days in which to make an explanation.
                    They refused to recognize the demand. On June 10 the landing
                    force of 536 seamen and 105 marines, with 7 howitzers, destroyed
                    the lower forts and encamped for further operations. On the llth,
                    covered by the U. S. S. Polos, Lieutenant Charles H. Rockwell, the
                    landing force stormed the main redoubt, charging up a steep hill
                    and scaling the walls. Lieutenant Hugh Wilson McKee, the first
                    to enter the fort, was mortally wounded. His assailant was shot
                    down by Lieutenant Commander Winfield Scott Schley. The
                    Koreans expected no quarter and gave none, the fort being cap
                    tured only when the last defender was killed. In dismantling the
                    five forts, the landing force captured or destroyed 481 pieces of
                    ordnance and 150 flags, many of which are in this collection. The
                    operations were directed by Commander Homer C. Blake, U. S. S.
                    Alaska. In February, 1871, Mr. Low negotiated a treaty with
                    Korea by which the United States acquired certain commercial
                    rights and the Korean government agreed to safeguard the lives
                    and property of shipwrecked American sailors."
                    sigpic
                    .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                      #40
                      RKF in retreat ...

                      Surrendered Wehrmacht Reichskriegsflaggen (RKF's).
                      OFW
                      (below) Russian, UK-Indian, and US captured.
                      For more RKF background history see online...
                      http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichskriegsflagge
                      Attached Files
                      Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-29-2012, 05:26 AM.
                      sigpic
                      .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by oldflagswanted View Post
                        Korean War US GI captured DPRK flags.
                        OFW
                        (below)
                        1. North Korean unit flag.
                        2. North Korean National flag.

                        In my opinion, some of the rarest items to be brought home to the US are items from the Korean War! In over 40 years of collecting, I have seen 3 items captured and returned to the US that were North Korean or Red Chinese!!!
                        Two of these items were pieces of paper-propaganda missives.
                        Tim

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by oldflagswanted View Post
                          Hello chen:
                          Thanks for that information. Have in my collection
                          an interesting Annapolis 1913 rare book entitled:
                          "INSCRIPTIONS FOR TROPHY FLAGS IN CEILING
                          ACADEMIC BUILDING" at the US NAVAL ACADEMY
                          ,
                          where the subject flag (WAF post #37) is listed as
                          Case Number 22, Catalog Number 16, "Standard of
                          Korean Generalissimo - The characters Eifl mean
                          "Generalissimo" or "commander-in-chief," and are
                          similar in form to the Chinese characters having the
                          same use."

                          OFW
                          (below) also as seen elsewhere online:
                          The United States Navy Trophy Flag Collection, begun by
                          an Act of Congress in 1814 and given to the care of the
                          Naval Academy in 1849, now totals more than 600 historic
                          American and captured foreign flags.
                          http://archive.org/stream/illcaseins...shrich_djvu.tx
                          "The trophy flags of the United States Navy are the
                          priceless symbols, not so much of our captures, as of
                          our long honor roll of heroic victories on the high seas,
                          victories won by the consistently maintained skill and
                          efficiency, as well as by the tradiuonal daring and
                          devotion to duty, of our officers and men. Flags of Great
                          Britain, of France, Spain, Mexico, and Korea ; United States
                          ensigns side by side with the ensigns of the Confederate
                          States, their age, their faded colors, and the security of their
                          repose as they hang in draped folds behind the glass of their
                          exhibition cases, are significant reminders that we are at peace
                          with those who in the past were enemies. The old bunting is
                          treasured for its story of brave deeds and noble sacrifice, the
                          heritage of both the victors and the vanquished. The bitterness
                          of the conflicts over which the flags were flown is lost in the
                          peaceful silence of their resting place.
                          CASE NUMBER 22

                          CATALOGUE NUMBER 16
                          STANDARD OF KOREAN GENERALISSIMO

                          "Captured under fire from the main redoubt, " Fort McKee," of
                          the Korean forts at Kang Hoa, on the Salee or Han River, north of
                          Chemulpo and west of Seoul, by Private Hugh Purvi^, Private
                          Brown, and Captain McLane Tilton, of the detachment of marines
                          under Captain Tilton, in the landing force under Commander
                          Lewis Ashfield Kimberly, from the squadron under Rear-Admiral
                          John Rodgers, June 11, 1871.

                          Rear-Admiral Rodgers squadron escorted the American min
                          ister to China, Mr. Frederick Ferdinand Low, on a diplomatic
                          mission to Korea. During the negotiations the squadron lay at
                          Boisee anchorage. On June 1, by permission of the Korean
                          authorities at Seoul, the U. S. S. Monocacy, Commander Edward
                          Price McCrea, was sent up the river to make surveys. Without
                          warning, two launches engaged in charting were fired on by the
                          forts at Kang Hoa. Two seamen were wounded. The Monocacy
                          silenced the forts and returned to Boisee. Rear-Admiral Rod
                          gers, after consulting with Minister Low, informed the Koreans
                          that they would be given ten days in which to make an explanation.
                          They refused to recognize the demand. On June 10 the landing
                          force of 536 seamen and 105 marines, with 7 howitzers, destroyed
                          the lower forts and encamped for further operations. On the llth,
                          covered by the U. S. S. Polos, Lieutenant Charles H. Rockwell, the
                          landing force stormed the main redoubt, charging up a steep hill
                          and scaling the walls. Lieutenant Hugh Wilson McKee, the first
                          to enter the fort, was mortally wounded. His assailant was shot
                          down by Lieutenant Commander Winfield Scott Schley. The
                          Koreans expected no quarter and gave none, the fort being cap
                          tured only when the last defender was killed. In dismantling the
                          five forts, the landing force captured or destroyed 481 pieces of
                          ordnance and 150 flags, many of which are in this collection. The
                          operations were directed by Commander Homer C. Blake, U. S. S.
                          Alaska. In February, 1871, Mr. Low negotiated a treaty with
                          Korea by which the United States acquired certain commercial
                          rights and the Korean government agreed to safeguard the lives
                          and property of shipwrecked American sailors."

                          A quick lesson in Chinese Chess:
                          1.pawn
                          2.cannon
                          3.car=rook
                          4.horse=knight
                          5.elephant=minister
                          6.bishop ( note it can only travel within the small grid of the fortress)
                          7.field marshal( note it can only travel within the small grid of the fortress)


                          The center piece is the field marshal ( 1 and 2). Note the writing style vs. the one painted on the aircraft rudder.
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                            #43
                            Captured Chinese Pieces ???

                            Originally posted by chen View Post
                            A quick lesson in Chinese Chess:
                            1.pawn
                            2.cannon
                            3.car=rook
                            4.horse=knight
                            5.elephant=minister
                            6.bishop ( note it can only travel within the small grid of the fortress)
                            7.field marshal( note it can only travel within the small grid of the fortress)
                            The center piece is the field marshal ( 1 and 2). Note the writing style vs.
                            the one painted on the aircraft rudder.
                            Hello chen:
                            Thanks for the interesting Chinese Chess lesson.
                            My post #39 was not debating your post #38 , just
                            reporting what was USN cataloged about the flag.

                            OFW
                            (below) rare photo of Japanese captured Chinese unit flags.

                            (below) Chinese troops with captured Japanese flag.
                            Attached Files
                            Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-30-2012, 12:48 AM.
                            sigpic
                            .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                              #44
                              Oldflag,
                              Pl. do not misunderstand my Chinese Chess post. I just thought that it may be interested for other readers to know more about that Kangi character. I never saw any picture showing such big Kangi character painted on aircraft rudder.
                              I find out your flag pictures always interesting!

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                                #45
                                "aircraft rudder" ???

                                Originally posted by chen View Post
                                Oldflag,
                                Pl. do not misunderstand my Chinese Chess post. I just
                                thought that it may be interested for other readers to
                                know more about that Kangi character. I never saw any
                                picture showing such big Kangi character painted on
                                aircraft rudder. I find out your flag pictures always
                                interesting!
                                chen:
                                No problem, other than the "aircraft rudder" part?
                                Post #37/39 flag was a sailing ship large sail size.
                                But it was not a sail in the photo, but rather a fort flag
                                on display aboard an 1871 U.S. Navy masted warship.

                                OFW
                                (below) Korean Fort Flag in question, shown again.
                                PS/ As I write this I'm watching "Duck Soup" on free
                                over the air MeTV - having lots of cool movie flags.
                                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023969/
                                (below 2) "Duck Soup" movie flags, Freedonia & Sylvania.
                                http://flagspot.net/flags/fic_dsou.html

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                                Last edited by oldflagswanted; 12-30-2012, 02:07 AM.
                                sigpic
                                .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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