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Gdańsk (see: Free City of Danzig, 1919-1939) Danzig is German name and Gdańsk is Polish name, so Poles using name Gdańsk and Germans even today use Danzig.
Peter 'Mikolaj' Mikolajski, 18-Sep-00
Gdańsk: Unlike on the site, the flag I saw there had the crown and crosses toward the hoist.
Luc Baronian, 18 May 1999
This is true, the crosses and the crown are toward the hoist.
Pascal Vagnat, 19 May 1999
It's like the independent era flag, in that case? And what about the exact design of the crown and crosses? Was it like in the FOTW-ws current flag of also like the between-wars version? Luc-Vartan Bartonian wrote me on 21 May 1999 ''Like the FOTW-ws current version.''
So, I'm sending a pl-gda.gif based on Jan Oskar Engene's image, with the crosses&crown shifted like in the between-wars version. The only problem was that Jan Oskar's images (probably sent a long time ago -- impossible to know when due to an ill editing policy that obscures the dates of image contributions...) had quite non standard dimensions: the current flag (the one I'm trying to correct from Luc's report) is 200x300 and the older variants (independent Danzig) are 219x322. Since I'm note sure about the precise relative dimensions and positions of the crosses&crown, I'll just send it on 200x300 and later we'll see, OK? Naturally, credits remains to Jan Oskar.
Antonio Martins, 22 May 1999
From: Znamierowski: The World Encyclopedia of Flags'. Derived from gonfanons, originally red in color. In a banner form flown from the stern of the vessels, the mast carrying the gonfanon of the colors.
Phil Nelson, 20 Feb 2000