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Unofficial Flag used in 1990 (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany)

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[State Flag 1990 (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany)] 3:5
by Jens Pattke

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The best picture I have of these flags is the photo in Kuhn 1991, p. 18. But even there you cannot see much — flags are flying, and the more interesting ones are not clearly visible. However (...) Mecklenburg-West Pomerania can be seen quite clearly: the old Mecklenburg flag (blue-yellow-red horizontal tricolour) with the old Mecklenburg arms (black oxhead on yellow).

Marcus Schmöger, 13 May 2001

The source for my image is a photo (scan here) in Horizont (a weekly magazine for politics and economy), no. 40/1990, VEB Verlag für die Wirtschaft, Berlin (East), 1990. The flags of Thuringia, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, and Schleswig-Holstein are in the foreground. All these flags were hoisted before the Reichstag on 3rd October 1990 as provisional flags for the celebration of the first German Unity Day.

Jens Pattke, 17 May 2001