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Algerian ensign under French rule, 1875

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[Algerian ensign, 1875]by Jorge Candeias

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Description of the flag

In 1875, France created a special ensign for Algerian ships, recalling the tradition of horizontal stripes, with the French colors. The ensign appeared in various flag plates. A date of 1875 has been assigned by Jorge Hurtado.

In 1920, complete financial and administrative autonomy was established in Algeria and the powers of the Governor-General were increased. The Algerian departments were put on an equal footing with those of the metropolis. The special ensign, if it still existed, disappeared and from then on only the national flag and French rank and service flags were used.

The same flag has previously been reviewed by MacMeekin as one of those belonging to the Beylicate between 1671 and 1847. This is most probably erroneous.

Jaume Ollé, translated by Joe McMillan, 14 December 2001