Famous Flags Index

The Flag at Tranquility Base

In 1969 the World held it's breath as two American Astronauts planted the Stars and Stripes on the Moon. The surprise is, it wasn't originally going to be the American flag...click here to read on.

The Jolly Roger

In its day the sight of a 'Jolly Roger' would strike fear into the heart of any merchant ship. Pirates weren't the jolly chaps of modern legend and didn't like taking prisoners... click to learn about their flag.

The Trafalgar Signal

Outnumbered and outgunned, Nelsons fleet conquered the combined forces of the French and Spanish fleets. Nelsons famous signal, transmitted in flag code is one of the most famous rallying calls of all time. Learn more by clicking here...

The Flag of Truce

Synonymous with surrender, the white flag is actually a flag of mutual protection for negotiation. Where did it come from and why is it known throughout the world? Click here to read on.

The Flag at Iwo Jima

The Stars and Stripes erected on the Japanese Island of Iwo Jima during the second world war has gone down in Marine Corps history. The actual photograph of it being hoisted is even more famous. Learn about it by clicking here.

The Union Flag

Is it the 'Union Flag' or the 'Union Jack'? Why isn't the Welsh Dragon on the flag? How come for such an old country, it's a relatively new flag? Learn about it by clicking here.

United Nations

The United Nations founded after the Second World War and is committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Learn about it by clicking here.

Victory Banner Number 5

One of the most famous images of WW2, the hoisting of the Soviet flag over the Reichstag in Berlin in 1945. There where multiple flags, but only one is now a treasure of the Russian Federation. Learn which one by clicking here.

The Olympic Flag

The International symbol of amateur athletes of all nations competing together across political boundaries, but what of the missing flag and why was the flag used in Paris called the 'Antwerp' flag...?

The Betsy Ross Flag

Legend has it that seamstress Betsy Ross designed and made the first ‘Stars and Stripes’ in her workshop in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. The truth may be slightly different but story is compelling…