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Richard III (movie)

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Richard III

by Michael Metzler

One of my favourites (design wise) fake fascist flag has to be the flag of Richard III as seen in the movie with the same title, starring Ian McKellen. It featured a rather mean looking Boars head surrounded by a wreath on a white disc, on a field of red (looking just like the nazi flag). Incase anyone hasn't seen it, the movie was based on the classic Shakespeare story of Richard III, set in a fictional 1930's fascist Britain.
Sam Lockton, 3 october 2002

I'd like to point out that the personal badge of the real Richard III was azure, a sanglier (i.e., a wild boar) argent - tusked, hoofed, spined, and tailed or - statant on a mount vert. The "mean-looking boars" on the flag no doubt relate to this symbol.
James Dignan, 5 December 2003