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Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 14, 2007

Ken Reynolds
Pages 1-33
DOI: 10.5840/raven2007141

“To make the unmistakable signal ‘Canada’”: The Canadian Army’s “Battle Flag” during the Second World War

When Canada entered the war as a dominion of the British Empire, the question of “under what flag would her troops fight?” resulted in a significant proposal which not only went into battle, it would influence the debate twenty years later over the design of the new national flag. This article draws on the archives of the Department of National Defence illuminate the history of that glorious flag.