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Below is a series of images of flags that have been provided to FOTW; some we have recognized, and some we have been unable to recognize. If you can help us identify any of these flags, please let us know! Contact the: UFE Editor.
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Image from Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 March 2019
This unidentified flag (source) probably belonging to Syrian Demokratic Army, led by Kurds, the formation that broke the last resistance of ISIS. The yellow flag has a Turkish(?) inscription beneath a map of Syria, probably showing the region, claimed for autonomy by Kurds. Can anybody add to or confirm this?
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 March 2019
Image from Jens Pattke, 23 March 2019
The yellow flag is in fact the flag of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The inscriptions are in Arabic, Kurdish and Assyrian.
Jens Pattke, 23 March 2019
Image from Krystof Huk, 23 March 2019
This summer I had the opportunity to, among others, visit Albania. When we stopped in the Tirana bunker of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian dictator, his personal quarters had what appears to be a banner hanging on the wall. I have been unable to find any information on it on FOTW (could be missing something very obvious, of course) or on Google. It's a red banner with what appears to be a border of the Cyrillic letter Ж (according to Gianluca Lentini it is the equivalent of the Albanian "xh". All the letters are formed by their outlines except for one in the upper hoist half, which is "filled in" and fully black. On each side of this banner are three black shield outlines with a four-point mural crown, all containing the Albanian double eagle. In theory it could also simply be some drape or decorative fabric but the way it is displayed suggests a flag. Is anybody here familiar with this item?
Krystof Huk, 23 March 2019
While I cannot tell anything about the flag, I can provide a small correction about the Cyrillic letter Ж: its basic sound value, in all Slavic languages, is the equivalent of Albanian "zh" (Czech ž), although it may correspond to Albanian "xh" in some other languages. (source)
Albanian "xh" is the equivalent of several Cyrillic letters and digraphs, depending on the language, but Ж is very rarely used for that; most frequently, the digraph ДЖ is used. (source)
Tomislav Todorovic, 24 March 2019
No way way to fasten it, nothing to suggest it's more than a table cloth, as far as I'm concerned.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 March 2019
Image from Clay Moss, 24 March 2019
Any idea? Seen on eBay.
Clay Moss, 24 March 2019
The flag has the Hamburg castle in the canton, but does not seem to be in our Hamburg collection. The object on the central fish is (I think) a 30 cm ruler.
Rob Raeside, 25 March 2019
It's the flag of Ahrenkiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 March 2019
Trimmed image from Clayton Horner, 28 March 2019
I saw this flag in Rabat, Malta a few days ago, and I do not know what it is. Maybe someone out there can help. The stripes are blue and white. There are 18 of them.
Clayton Horner, 28 March 2019
We do not have this flag in our Maltese section on FOTW.
Rob Raeside, 28 March 2019