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People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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[Bosnian yugoslav flag of 1946]
People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Velid-aga Jerlagic

See also:

The Official Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina within Yugoslavia

Above is the flag of People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1946, when was part of Democratic Federative Yugoslavia.
Velid-aga Jerlagic, 13 April 1998

Bosnian and Herzegovina Arms in Yugoslavia

[Bosnian arms in Yugoslavia]
by Velid-aga Jerlagic, 13 April 1998

This is the coat of arms of the People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1946.
Velid-aga Jerlagic
, 13 April 1998

Political Flags

Leauge of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SK BiH, 1963 - 1990

by Zeljko Heimer

by Zeljko Heimer

Adopted: 1963 (?).Abandoned: 1990. The leading (and only) party of the socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina within Yugoslavia was member of Yugoslav Leage of Communists, and the pattern of the flag followed - the only sdifference being the small initials below the star. In theory the flag with inscriptions in any language of the peoples living in B&H could be used, though in practice only two were used - in "Serbo-Croatian", either in latin or cyrillic script.
Zeljko Heimer

Flag of the Partisans in 1944

[Bosnian partisans (1944)]
by Velid-aga Jerlagic

The flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina used by NOV i POJ (People's Liberation Army and Partisan Units of Yugoslavia) in 1944, when Yugoslavia was virtually the "Democratic Federative Yugoslavia".
Velid-aga Jerlagic, 13 April 1998

Unofficial Variation of the Bosnia and Herzegovina's Yugoslav Flag

[Bosnia in Yugoslavia - variation]
by Velid-aga Jerlagic, 13 April 1998

Proposal for the flag of People's Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1947, but never adopted, even if sometimes seen as official. It was just a variation on the existing flag. This flag is printed in Whintey Smith's book "Flags and Arms of the World", 1979.
Velid-aga Jerlagic, 13 April 1998

Fantasy (?) Flag

by Josep M. Palau, 2 January 2000

I found this flag for Bosnia in a book, just after they got their independence. I assume that the image on them is a variant from the coat of arms. I would like anyone to confirm me if these flags were correct.
Josep M. Palau, 2 January 2000

I can't say that I have ever seen such flag nor anything even remotely resembeling it. I would guess, without any further evidence, that it is a fruitful fancy of the book publisher who had no info on the new flag at the time. In any case, they were never official, that is for sure.
(I assume that we are talking about 1990's, and not the 1940's here - if they are from just after the WWII - wouldn't they represent some "proposal" that did not catch.
Zeljko Heimer, 5 January 2000

The plain red field was actually used from 1947 to 1990 in combination with Yugoslav flag in upper left canton, but this flag is a combination of the official "socialist" flag and "the inside" of the CoA... You can recognize the chimneys and silhouette of Jajce in the background...
IMHO, this flag is just a fantasy of a book publisher, just as Zeljko said - I agree with him totally.
Velid-aga Jerlagic, 5 January 2000

If by this comment you want to suggest that these indeed may be 1946 "proposals" (or even something more then proposal), I am inclined to write down several more lines why I am extremly "sceptical" about those.
The coat of arms of People's Republics of Macedonia and B&H were adopted (as far as I know) at the same time as the well known socialist flags. As far as I am aware, the COAs were not "known" before adoption, so, there would be little possiblity that someone used them as "prototypes" for flags.
In early post-WWII days, if there was need for flags of the federal units (they were not yet officially republics then), it was most usually pure red flag with large red star in the middle (outlined
gold or white) that was used for B&H, and possibly also for Macedonia. However, they were, I guess, more considered as "fill-in" designs and decorations, then real "state" flags. Also, it would be, I believe, not easy to demonstrate that such flags were indeed to represent the federal units in question (they might be considered to represent the Communist party, for example).
Zeljko Heimer, 5 January 2000

Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo '84

by Jaume Olle' and Zeljko Heimer

The flag of the Olympic Games in Sarajevo '84 is white with red emblem consisting of olympic rings and four-sided snow-flake. Flags in other colours were used for ornamental purposes, but this seems to be official version.
Zeljko Heimer

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