Help with Danish Flag I.D.

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Help with Danish Flag I.D.

Post by Redmist1122 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:56 am

All,
Found this flag while cruising the internet. It looks like a guard flag; maybe another version of the Garde til Fod flag? Not sure, any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Help with Danish Flag I.D.

Post by flick40 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:09 am

Well according to Wiki, erhrm, that is the coat of arms for Frederick IV 1671-1730 and his cipher. Could be his personal standard as he commanded troops at the battle of Gadebusch in 1712.
Dan et.al. may know more.

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Re: Help with Danish Flag I.D.

Post by danschorr » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:37 am

I am unfamiliar with this particular colour. Could you provide the link to the site where you found it? A small correction, Frederik 4 ruled from 1699-1730. Many of the flags found date from later in his reign. This could be one of them or someone's reconstruction attempt.
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Post by Redmist1122 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:12 pm

Joe and Dan,
Give me a little time and will try to retrace my steps as to where I found it...
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Re: Help with Danish Flag I.D.

Post by Redmist1122 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:29 pm

Gents,
Well that was fast. So I did a Google Image search for "Danish King flags". Next I scrolled down to the second line and saw a Danish Infantry set of flags from 1812. There the Kings colors look very familiar and click on the image. It was a set of infantry flags from Warflag. To right there were other recommended images, and thats where I found it. Here's the web link: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthre ... lags/page5

Dan, you could be right as speculative, as this is a gaming web site. I have found some nice historically correct images here before. Most of the images appear to have moved.

When I saw the Frederick IV emblem, I figured this may be something useful.
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Re: Help with Danish Flag I.D.

Post by danschorr » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:56 pm

Greg,

Having read some of the posts of Herr Doctor, I believe the flag is just pure fantasy; however, if you could contact the individual, you might be able to ask his source. I don't believe it is based on any actual flag.

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Re: Help with Danish Flag I.D.

Post by Redmist1122 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Dan,
Will try. Thanks for looking.
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