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Flemish National Union (Political party, Belgium)

Vlaamsch Nationaal Verband

Last modified: 2004-06-19 by ivan sache
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Presentation of the party

The Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond (VNV) was founded in 1933-34; during the second World War it collaborated with the Germans; it was dissolved in1944.

Source: Nijhoffs Geschiedenislexicon - Nederland en België. The Hague - Antwerpen, 1981.

Jarig Bakker, 13 June 1999

Description of the flag

The flag of the VNV is orange with a white disc bordered blue and charged with a blue voided triangle.
Blue, white and orange are the colours of the (united) Netherlands (see the Dutch flag). The blue triangle is the delta symbol, the Netherlands being the delta of some major European rivers: Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt.

Karim Van Overmeire, 21 November 2000

The symbol is said to have been designed by Herman van Ooteghem, who meant to show the three rivers mentioned above. Reimond Tollenaere, another VNV mugwump and seated opposite HvO when he drew the triangle (point downwards) recognized the Greek letter Delta and proposed a triangle with point upwards.

Jan Mertens, 22 March 2004