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The Nationalsocialistisk Front (NSF) uses a blue flag with a yellow swastika (the colors being exacly those of the swedish flag) NSF is currently Swedens largest (and most talked-about) neo-nazi party. A few notes on the symbolism of this flag:
The later flag of the National Socialist Front, which was adopted some time between August 1999 and February 2003 (see dates given in two paragraphs of the FOTW page se}naz.html [Editor's note: That's this page, but it is not clear where on this page those dates are given), replaced the swastika with a large blue shield, fimbriated yellow and charged with a sword pointing upwards, superimposed over the Wasa-sheaf, all in yellow (see attached image se}nsf2.gif).
The shades of the flag colours were clearly the same as those of the national flag, as can be seen on this photo: web.archive.org/web/20071029110946/www.nsfront.info/upload/2007-05-01-Kalmar13.jpg, while this one: web.archive.org/web/20071110184505/www.nsfront.info/upload/2007-04-21-hitlermiddag1.jpg shows that the same was true for the previous flag, whose copies hoisted indoor were obviously kept there even after the flag change.
The size of shield can be compared with the flag width from the following photos: web.archive.org/web/20071011090712/www.nsfront.info/upload/kebnekaise19.jpg, web.archive.org/web/20071107212106/www.nsfront.info/upload/kebnekaise20.jpg, web.archive.org/web/20071031020709/www.nsfront.info/upload/2006-06-06-sthml-nsf4.jpg. Some important details of the shield are shown here: web.archive.org/web/20071031020655/www.nsfront.info/upload/2006-06-06-sthml-nsf2.jpg, web.archive.org/web/20071110184633/www.nsfront.info/upload/2007-04-21-hitlermiddag6.jpg, web.archive.org/web/20071022122905/www.nsfront.info/upload/2007-07-07-zundel-arleskog.jpg, http://web.archive.org/web/20071029112050/www.nsfront.info/upload/2006-06-06-sthml-nsf8.jpg and the stand-alone emblem (used on the clothes) can be seen here: web.archive.org/web/20071022122815/www.nsfront.info/upload/2007-07-07-zundel-gunther.jpg.
According to Wikipedia, the National Socialist Front was dissolved in 2008. At the same time, its former
members founded a new party with different symbols.
Tomislav Todorovic, 18 December 2009
Nazism Exposed | Flags and Symbols (Pål's site) is in error regarding this flag:
The symbol in this flag is not the Aryan Nations
shield but a sword and the werewolf symbol.
The sword should be pointing up not down. The symbol should not be placed in a
circle. The background colour should be red, not blue.
Logo: a seal-like patch with a flying swedish flag
and "SD", all blue and yellow.
António Martins, 27 May 1998, quoting Nazism Exposed | Flags and Symbols (Pål's site)
Their new (?) logo is a hand holding a torch with a swedish
pattern in the flame.
Marcus Wendel, 13 Jun 1999
Nordiska Rikspartiet (NRP) is a Swedish
neo-naziparty and I've seen a white flag with a suncross
in black (?) centered on the flag in photos of their demonstrations.
Marcus Wendel, 23 Sep 1999
Nordiska Rikspartiet has a blood red flag with a black sun cross.
I'm a member of Nordiska Rikspartiet since 1988. The
flag you have currently on your page, the sunwheel with swords, is a Norwegian
symbol. One other party, Nationalsocialistisk Front, that you have the flag
for on your page, has changed their symbol. They don't use the swastika any
more. Now they use the "Wasa-symbol" seen on this pic: here.
Pater Hagh, 6 February 2003
image by Pete Loeser and Tomislav Todorovic, 20 November 2011
image by Pete Loeser and Tomislav Todorovic, 20 November 2011
The Swedish Resistance Movement (SMR) is a Swedish, militant Neo-Nazi
organization that exists in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and Linköping. The Leader
is Klas Lund, former member of White Aryan Resistance (VAM), and convicted of
The aims of Swedish Resistance Movement is to establish a Nordic government by revolution. The organization says their fight will require bloodshed. Like many neo-Nazis and white nationalists groups, they call themselves the resistance, because they consider themselves to be fighting Jewish-Marxist tyranny.
The organization is mainly known for their links to heavy criminality. According to the Swedish Security Service, the SMR is the Neo-Nazi Group which is the biggest threat against Sweden's inner security. Their main tactic is handing out leaflets about crimes committed by foreigners and immigrants in Sweden, arranging public rallies and training their members in martial arts and other physical activities such as marches and paintball. Their camps in the Swedish woods have left some people to believe they are training for a civil war or a revolution. In November 2003, the Swedish Security Service raided homes of leading members, among them Klas Lund, who was later sentenced to prison for illegally possessing a firearm.
Pete Loeser, 20 November 2011
I can see that one flag has the emblem on a plain green background, while the
other one has it on a green “diamond” (square standing on a tip), itself on a
green and white horizontal triband. Both the emblem, on both images, and the rim
of the square — are black and show narrow white edging.
The emblem is a “stick-figure” arrow (i.e. made of three strokes sharing one end fanning out at an acute angle, the middle one longer) pointing up, and/or (because often these symbols have dual meaning) the nordic rune tyr "ᛏ" (aka teiwaz; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiwaz_rune).
The up-pointing arrow is sometimes used by political parties worldwide espousing Christian-Democracy views (which is not what may sound to unware US readers); the tyr rune is #12 in von List’s (crackpot) version of the futhark, the one cherished by neo-Nazis, and it is used as emblem by several such groupings, namely the Thule-Seminar.
I note also that flag uses a slightly darker sade of green, and wonder if this is meaningful, and also wonder what’s the difference between these two flags. (Pete’s text doen’t mention the flags nor any other emblematic usage.)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 November 2011
Here's the source picture. Nice and big
to see details.
The flag with plain field seems to have the ratio 1:2. and that of the triband seems to be 3:5. He used RGB 51-102-51 for plain field flag and RGB 51-153-102 for the triband.
Pete Loeser, 24 November 2011
I have noticed the outline, too, but it did not look black to me, just darker
than the rest of the field. Also, the outlined diamond looked darker than the
rest of the field, but lighter than the outline. My conclusion, in absence of
more images of the flag, is that the diamond was sewn onto the flag, making the
area less transparent and therefore looking darker. Of course, it is possible
that we find more photos of the flag which will prove Antonio's impression to be
Tomislav Todorovic, 26 November 2011
image by Tomislav Todorovic, 08 January 2012
In 2009, when I wrote my contribution about the flag of
National Socialist Front, a neo-Nazi political party from Sweden, I ended it
with a statement that the party was dissolved in 2008, its former members having
founded a new party with different symbols This time, I will deal with the
new party I had mentioned then - the Party of the Swedes:
Party of the Swedes (Swedish: Svenskarnas parti; abbreviation: SvP) was founded in 2008 as the People's Front (Swedish: Folkfronten) by former members of previously disbanded National Socialist Front. In 2009, during the preparations for the elections which were held the next year, it was revealed that a leftist party was already registered under the same name, so this party was renamed and registered under its current name. The name change did not affect the flag, which remained the same as adopted when the party was founded: a black cross composed of four algiz runes, fimbriated white, on yellow field. The party website claims that the composite symbol, called the Aegishjálmur (horror helmet), was an ancient Nordic battle symbol, the rune itself symbolizing both life and death. The yellow field is said to symbolize the sun and is the same shade as that from the Swedish national flag.
 Wikipedia page about the Party of the Swedes.
 Party website - explanation of the party symbol.
The described flag is shown above, which is created by using the files available for download from the party website.
The color shades recommended there were approximated with the closest Web-safe colors in order to make black really look black and yellow to have the same shade as on the FOTW image of Swedish national flag. Out of numerous photos showing the flag on the Web, the one which might give the best view can be found at the Metro news portal. (Image)
A smaller version of the same image can be found at the party website. (Image)
In the end, let me note that the URL's from the party website are given for the vexillological purpose only, with no intention of advertising the users of the described flag.
Tomislav Todorovic, 08 January 2012