Jump to content

Iraq joins the UN


bigjarofwasps
 Share

Recommended Posts

Very nice piece, but the date on it says Decemember 1945...The Flag displayed is not the 1945 flag of Iraq

1945 is the printed year on this piece? It looks like a card holder????

Thank you for sharing:

SSG Luna, Lorenzo

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for your reply L. I think this ingot was minted in the 70`s, would that explain the incorrect flag. What did the flag look like in the 40`s? I think I`m right in thinking that there in the process of making a new one?

Hi Gordon

The flag on the item is the 1963-91 version.

History of the Iraqi flag

1921-1959

1959-1963

1963-1991

1991-2004

2004-2008

2008 to present

Here is the 1921-1959 flag.

Regards Eddie.

Edited by Taz
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think I`m right in saying that they changed their flag after the first gulf war to this. I believe it makes some reference in the writing the mother of all battles, or something like that but I maybe wrong.

Hi Blackbird,

That's the 1991-2004 flag adopted on 13th January 1991.

The meaning of the three stars was changed from their original geographic meaning to representations of the three tenets of the Ba'ath party motto, Wahda, Hurriyah, Ishtirakiyah (Unity, Freedom, Socialism). Saddam Hussein decreed to place the Takbir (the words Allaahu Akbar (God is Great)) between the stars. It is said (though unconfirmed) that the words on the flag were in Saddam?s own handwriting, and many interpreted the change as an attempt to garner support from the Islamic world in the period immediately preceding the first Gulf War.

Indeed the 1921-1959 one is very similar to the German Arab Free Corps badge.

Regards Eddie.

Edited by Taz
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...