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both by Jaume Ollé
Stralsund is a north German city, in the Land Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (population about 76,000). The flag they used [when I travelled there], was red with a white cross and arrowhead. I think I remember having seen this design in old flag charts, but wasn't there also a flag with a yellow sun on a red field?
Jan Oskar Engene, 14 May 1996
Red flag with a gold sun (with face) at center.
Norman Martin, 20 January 1998
In Smith 1975, p. 115, there is a red flag with two arrowheads for Stralsund. I have grave doubts about the smile on an old flag chart I have the sun is looking stern.
Jarig Bakker, 30 March 1999
by Phil Nelson
Znamierowski 1999 shows several interesting flags of the Port Cities of northern Europe. These are derived from gonfanons, originally red in color. The flags, in a banner form [i.e. hanging flags], were flown from the stern of the vessels, the mast carrying the gonfanon of the colors. The oldest of the series, from the mid-13th century, that of Hamburg, was followed among others by Stralsund in the 14th century.
Phil Nelson, 20 February 2000