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Gdańsk (see: Free City of Danzig, 1919-1939)
Danzig is German name and Gdańsk is Polish name, so Poles using name Gdańsk
and Germans even today use Danzig.
Peter 'Mikolaj' Mikolajski, 18-Sep-00
Gdańsk: Unlike on the site, the flag I saw there had the crown and crosses
toward the hoist.
Luc Baronian, 18 May 1999
This is true, the crosses and the crown are toward the hoist.
Pascal Vagnat, 19 May 1999
It's like the independent era flag, in that case? And what about the exact design of the crown and crosses? Was it like in the FOTW-ws current flag of also like the between-wars version? Luc-Vartan Bartonian wrote me on 21 May 1999 ''Like the FOTW-ws current version.''
So, I'm sending a pl-gda.gif based on Jan Oskar Engene's image, with
the crosses&crown shifted like in the between-wars version. The only
problem was that Jan Oskar's images (probably sent a long time ago -- impossible
to know when due to an ill editing policy that obscures the dates of image
contributions...) had quite non standard dimensions: the current flag (the
one I'm trying to correct from Luc's report) is 200x300 and the older variants
(independent Danzig) are 219x322. Since I'm note sure about the precise
relative dimensions and positions of the crosses&crown, I'll just send
it on 200x300 and later we'll see, OK? Naturally, credits remains to Jan
Antonio Martins, 22 May 1999
From: Znamierowski: The World Encyclopedia of Flagś. Derived
from gonfanons, originally red in color. In a banner form flown from the
stern of the vessels, the mast carrying the gonfanon of the colors.
Phil Nelson, 20 Feb 2000
I noticed, that the Coat of Arms of The City of Gdańsk is out of date.
The accual Coat of Arms of the city, or rather two Coats of Arms are attached
to this e-mail.
Morover, here is presented the short history of the Coat of Arms of the City of Gdańsk.
Besides that, lower I put the rules of using the Symbols of the City of Gdańsk:
I. The Law to use the Flag and the Coat of Arms of the City of Gdańsk
1. The Authorities of the City of Gdańsk;
2. The Organization Services of Gdańsk;
3. The other services of the City;
4. The workers of the City Hall of Gdańsk and the Council-men of Gdańsk;
5. The private people;
6. The companies;
II. The President of the City may forbid using both of these Symbols if they're being used without honor or to the City's damage.
III. The Stamp of the City of Gdańsk may by used by:
1. The president of the City Council;
2. The President of the City of Gdańsk.
Krzysztof Adamski, 15 Jun 2004
I'm not sure what the writer thinks has changed. The shape of the crosses
paty? Heraldically, this is not a change of coat of arms, just a different
artistic interpretation. If the point is that the pictures attached to
the email are current official patterns, that is worth noting, but shouldn't
be interpreted as reflecting a change in the arms.
Joe McMillan, 16 Jun 2004