Prophetic Raven Banner

Now they had a banner of wonderfully strange nature, which though I believe that it may be incredible to the reader, yet since it is true, I will introduce the matter into my true history. For while it was woven of the plainest and whitest silk, and the representation of no figure was inserted into […]

Battle Flag of the Republic of Novorossiya

It’s a red flag with a blue Saint Andrew’s cross. The flag of the Russian Navy. Of the Navy, which played a prominent military role in the emergence and establishment of the historical Novorossiya. Izvestia, 20 March 2014.

Black Jack

For what it’s worth, I vehemently oppose the idea that the current New Zealand flag, a Blue Ensign defaced with four stars of the Southern Cross, should be changed, but, were an alternative ultimately to be chosen, the Kiwis could do far worse than this, the only one of the forty designs to make the […]

ἐν τούτῳ νίκα

The fourth day of March was an eventful day in the Provisional Capital of the Confederate States of America, as well as in Washington. At half past three P.M., on yesterday, the Flag of the Confederate States of America was flung out to the breeze from the staff of the Capitol and as its proud folds gradually […]

Ensign Struck off Cherbourg

Some ten or fifteen minutes after the commencement of the action our spanker gaff was shot away, and our ensign came down by the run. This was immediately replaced by another at the mizenmast-head. Official Report of Captain Semmes. It was the boast of Admiral Semmes that nothing was saved, when the Alabama was sunk […]

These Gifts I Bring Thee

The badge consists of Mercury, the god of Commerce and Merchandise, presenting to Britannia a fisherman who, in a kneeling attitude, is offering the harvest of all the sea. Above the device in a scroll are the words ‘Terra Nova’, and below the motto Hæc Tibi Dona Fero or “These gifts I bring thee.” The seal was redesigned by Adelaine Lane, niece […]

Long May It Sway, O’er Bight and Bay

The pink, the rose of England shows, The green St. Patrick’s emblem, bright While in between, the spotless sheen of Andrew’s cross displays the white. Then hail the pink, the white, the green, Our patriot flag long may it stand. Our Sirelands twine, their emblems trine, To form the flag of Newfoundland! Fling out the […]

God Guard Thee, Newfoundland

When sun rays crown thy pine clad hills, And summer spreads her hand, When silvern voices tune thy rills, We love thee, smiling land. We love thee, we love thee, We love thee, smiling land. When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white, At winter’s stern command, Thro’ shortened day, and starlit night, We love thee, […]

Confed’rate Forever

May our states of the South never sever But companions of freedom e’er be; May they flourish Confed’rate forever, The boast of the brave and the free. — Dixie, The Land of King Cotton, words by Captain Hughes, music by John Hill Hewitt.