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Brittany (France): Political movements

Part 2: 1945-1975

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Unvaniezh Demokratel Breizh (Breton Democratic Union)

[UDB 1972]         [UDB]

Two successive flags of UDB - Images by Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999

The UDB is a leftist nationalist movement founded in 1964. It never adopted an official flag but non-official flags were often seen during demonstrations, as reported by P. Rault (Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 à nos jours) [rau98].
In 1972 in Nantes, the flag of the UDB was red with a Gwenn-ha-Du in canton.
More recently, the former badge of the UDB (white letters in a black disc) was added at fly.

Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999


Strollad Komunour Breizh (Breton Communist Party)

[PCB flag]

Flag of the Breton Communist Party - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999

The Breton Communist Party was a leftist, Marxist-Leninist and separatist movement, which seceded from UDB in January 1971 and dissolved in the mid 70s. It was not connected to the French Communist Party.
The flag of the Breton Communist Party, as reported by P. Rault (Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 à nos jours) [rau98], was a Gwenn-ha-Du with a red five-pointed star replacing the ermines in the white canton.

Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999


Front de Libération de la Bretagne - Libération Nationale et Socialiste (Brittany Liberation Front - National and Socialist Liberation)

[FLB flag]         [FLB flag]

Flags of the FLB-LNS - Images by Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999

The FLB-LNS was an activist, extreme-leftist movement founded in 1972 and suppressed in 1975 by the police.
The FLB-LNS, as reported by P. Rault (Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 à nos jours) [rau98], used two flags, either a green triskelion in a green circle on a white field or a black triskelion in a black circle on a red field.
The movement also used an horizontally divided black-white-black flag.

Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999


Strollad ar Vro (Country Party)

[Strollad ar Vro]

Flag of Strollad ar Vro - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999

Strollad ar Vro, a "Breton national and European federalist party", was founded in 1972 by J. Le Calvez and dissolved in the mid 70s.
P. Rault (Les drapeaux bretons de 1188 à nos jours) [rau98] reports a non-official flag of the party, blue with a blue ermine spot included in a white disc, seen during a demonstration in 1973.

Ivan Sache, 6 January 1999