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FLAGS AND SYMBOLS FROM 1800 TO 1900 CENTURY > FROM THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION UNTIL PRESENT DAYS

FLAG OF THE PHILIPPINE FIGHTERS AGAINST JAPANESE ARMY



A New England,(U.S.A.) soldier shipped this flag back home from the South Pacific during WWII. Upon his recent passing, these flags were unpacked after many years in storage. His wife told that these items were taken from a single KIA Japanese Soldier. We don't know in what Island or battle from which they were acquired..

FLAG OF THE PHILIPPINE FIGHTERS AGAINST JAPANESE ARMY



A New England,(U.S.A.) soldier shipped this flag back home from the South Pacific during WWII. Upon his recent passing, these flags were unpacked after many years in storage. His wife told that these items were taken from a single KIA Japanese Soldier. We don't know in what Island or battle from which they were acquired..

SUPPOSED FILIPINO GUERRILLA FLAG 1942-1945

This flag was a battle flag of the filipino resistants , note the red sun and a lonely yellow star.

The 4 stars on the flag do represent Sulu, Mindanao, Basilan and Palawan,
This interesting flag can be used by the moro fighters during the anti-Japanese guerrilla, it can be an "emergency flag " modified adding the 3 crescents, symbol of the Muslim moros of Mindanao and Sulu, and, of course, symbol of all the Muslim of the world.

Why before 1936 (year of the end of the sun with mythological face, after the Quezon's flag law) moros had used a such particular flag ? Solidarity and support with the Aguinaldo and independentist project ?
The goal of Aguinaldo was to unify the Philippines under a republican government, few moro Datus were agree with this project almost the 90% of the moros and the Sultans first wanted an independent State or independent Sultanate for them... .
The adoption of the crescent on the moro flags remind us to the period after 1898, before we don't have (until now ) flags and banners with the crescent alone or associate with other symbols.

All the Filipino flags after 1898 are made by different types of cloths (silk, cotton etc.) and have got some graphics differences on the representation of the sun and rays, depending on the fancy or ability of the flag maker but all had the same structure : mythological sun with 8 principal bigger rays, 3 stars ,white triangleand 2 stripes of red and blue.

We must consider that the shade of the flag depends on many factors : weather, sun rain, wind, sea etc..

We think that flag is an old flag , pre-1936 , "restore to live" by the moro people, who added the crescents
As a symbols of the common struggle of them with the Filipino and Americans against Japanese.

DETAILS OF THE FLAG WITH STARS AND CRESCENT


On this flag the sun is brown with blue eyes. the measurements are 5 feet 1.5 inches by almost 3 feet or 153.75 cm by 85 cm. Has some water stains on it and the white triangular part seems to be silk and the rest linen. It has some small holes and appears to have been used.
The flag is in a private collection of U.S.A.. the owner is a filipino.

FILIPINO FLAG HOME MADE BY THE GUERRILLEROS WHO FOUGHT AGAINST JAPANESE OCCUPATION

Another filipino flag with printed onto silk and machine-sewn , the flag was auctioned last years and came from the collections of James E. Sanders ; measures Approx. 11.25 x 17".
The sun has been deliberately removed or may have been damaged by neglect... .



This Philippine flag is associated with the service of Australian born Lieutnenant H (Hal) Shirley who served with a USAAF Air Corps Maintenance and Supply unit during the Second World War. The flag was brought in Australia from the Philippines in late 1944.
Today flag is kept at Australian War Memorial Museum, Camberra, Australia. *


* Image Copyright of Australian War memorial

We have few informations about the history of this Philippine flag. It was auctioned along with a Japanese flag, as a "soldier's flag". It was probally brought in U.S.A. by an american soldier as souvenir of war. *


* Copyright Veninga - Zaricor Family 2011 - flagcollection.com
























JAPANESE BATTLE FLAG CAPTURED IN THE PHILIPPINES

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