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Slovenia during Second World War

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Domobranstvo (Fatherland Guard)

[Flag of Domobrantsvo]by Ivan Sarajčić

The Slovenian Domobranstvo (Fatherland Guard) was an armed formation created by the German occupying forces in Slovenia during the Second World War.
The image was made according to photos, scans and information provided by Janez Vezalka.

Ivan Sarajčić, 2 May 2000

It seems obvious (and understandable) that this flag is a variation of the flag of the Krain province of Austria-Hungary - Slovenian tricolour with the Krain province coat of arms - white with a blue eagle bearing a chequy red-white crescent. I would guess it was used by locally organized forces similar to some other parts of Nazi occupied Europe.

Željko Heimer, 6 November 1999


Osvobodilna Fronta (Liberation Front)

In 1941 started in Slovenia the resistance movement under the name Osvobodilna fronta (Liberation Front) which had the symbol:

                       O   F
                              ^
                           ^ / \ ^
                          / v   v \
 

which depicts Triglav (three headed mountain -- the highest mountain in Slovenia) on top of which are letters O and F. The Triglav is another pan-Slovene symbol and, in fact, it was adopted as the main part of the post-war, Communist era, coat of arms. The current coat of arms, designed in 1991, is also based on the Triglav sign.

Andrej Brodnik, 30 June 1995

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