The Book of FlagsBook - 2017
Did you know that the US Star-Spangled Banner was designed by a 17-year-old school boy? Or that the Brazilian flag shows a star constellation of the night sky from 1889? Welcome to the bizarre and fascinating world of flags! From the chequered Formula 1 flag and the rainbow banner to historical standards and country flags, this book is packed with amazing facts, stories and curiosities behind some of the world's most iconic banners. Discover the cultural and political history behind each flag, as well as flag rituals, historical uses of flags and heaps of curiosities and unusual facts.
Publisher: London : Wayland, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: J 929.92 Col
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
Alternative Title: Flags from around the world and the stories behind them