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Croatia - Cultural Monument Flag

Spomenik Kulture

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[Cultural Monument]
by Zeljko Heimer

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Cultural Monument Flag

There is a flag used extensivly during the agression on Croatia in 1991-92, and later. It is a white flag with a blue device with an inscription 'SPOMENIK KULTURE' underneath in two rows. The symbol is the UNESCO symbol of protected monuments of culture. The flag was hoisted from all the buildings that were protected by UNESCO as a cultural and natural wealth of mankind, though it didn't help much. Many of the buildings hanging the flag were totaly destroyed, but that is another story.
Most notably, the flag was flown ower Dubrovnik that is protected as a whole town. It has been flying also over many churches, museums etc.
I have been walking today in the old city of Zagreb, and I saw that many museums still fly it.
Zeljko Heimer, 7 September 1995

Five-sided shield divided per saltire blue and white:  cultural sites protected under the 1954 Hague Convention.
J. Mcmillan, 15 January 2001

It was also used on flags (and vertical banners) usually with 'legend' in local language beneath the symbol.
Zeljko Heimer, 17 January 2001