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Who can legally fly a military swastika flag?

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686927.  Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:26 pm Reply with quote

And I thought it was Napoleon... "attacking" Moscow... but we did finish him off (with a little help).

Sadurian Mike
686962.  Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:38 pm Reply with quote

Napoleon's attack on Moscow was just part of the ongoing campaigns France had been fighting pretty much non-stop since before the Revolution, although most historians group the wars into pre-Revolution, Revolutionary, and Napoleonic (post revolution).

In retrospect it was the best thing that could have happened to Europe (unless you are a Bonapartist) because after then his army was never the same high quality. The subsequent retreat was hounded all the way into France by Russians, Prussians, Austrians, Swedes, and many smaller German states. The Anglo-Portuguese army came up at Paris from the south.

The 1812 War in the US was a bit of a sideshow. Britain had to divert troops to defend Canada against the attempted US invasion, and there were several naval clashes between Britain and the US, but that didn't alter the end result in Europe.
1352206.  Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:54 am Reply with quote

Finland's air-force has, this month, dropped the swastika from its insignia.

Alexander Howard
1388016.  Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:56 pm Reply with quote

During the War, 273 Squadron RAF tried to adopt a squadron badge which incorporated a swastika, to represent its being an eastern unit, so using a Hindu emblem. It was turned down, unsurprisingly.


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