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Jan 24, 2005


Patrick Logan

Interestingly, although the Union Jack predates the Iron Cross as far as I know, you can also kind of see the german symbol in the flag. The House of Windsor is significantly german. They took the name Windsor from their physical house during WW I to replace their german name.


From your link "... the kingdoms of England and Wales, of Scotland and of Ireland (although since 1921 only Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom)".

James Tauber

I've always liked the fact that the flag, despite initial appearance, is not symmetrical.

Robert T. Jansen

I made one out of stained glass and it's in my office. Thanks for the explenation. I wondered why the different widths of white and the position of the red diagnals.

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