More information on Swiss flags

In my continued search for some interesting flags for my Royal Swiss Unit, I’ve been in communication with a with a Customer who very kindly took a camera to his copy of…

“Schweizer Flaggenbuch” from 1942, which includes

a chapter and a couple of photos of Swiss flags of

the 1530-1600 era.

And a very mixed bunch they are…

“simply shot any flag in that chapter”

With early and Late Swiss flags shown along side Landsknechts and French native troops, but I’ve posted them here just to show variety…

I like the tatted, captured, ones best, which confirm the patterns we talked about from the image sources, if not the colours which are long faded.

All of which helps me settle my mind what I would like for my Swiss unit…

 

 

 

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