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Civil Defense (The Netherlands)

Bescherming Bevolking (BB)

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[BB flag] by Ewout B. Lamé, 9 Feb 2003

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Civil Defense flag

From pictures and documentary images I reconstructed the flag of the organisation Bescherming Bevolking [Protection Population]. Widely known as the BB, it was the volunteer civil defense organisation of the Netherlands. It was founded in 1952 and disbanded in 1980.
Ewout B. Lamé, 9 Feb 2003

The Civil Defense (stichting Bescherming Bevolking, BB) had to protect the Dutch citizens against the possible  consequences of a Third World War against the Soviet Union. Because the foundation depended on volunteers it produced a lot of materials for recruitment and information.
Source: Kabinet van de Minister-President 1942-1979, 2.03.01, nr. 1189.
Stefan Lambregts, 4 Jun 2003