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Iraq (1920-1924)

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Sources do not agree about the flags used during that period.

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1920 flag (?)

[Iraq flag, 1920]by Zeljko Heimer

According to Alexander & Smith [ale92], the earliest flag of Iraq (then Mesopotamia) was based on the flag of the Kingdom of Hejaz. It was a horizontal tricolour, ratio 2:1, black- green -white, with a red equilateral triangle extending from the hoist, carrying two seven-pointed white stars, one above the other. This flag was used from 1920 to 1921.

Jaume Ollé, 10 April 1999

1921 flag (?)

[Iraq flag, 1921]by Zeljko Heimer

According to Alexander & Smith [ale92], the flag was then used without stars, from 1921 to 1924.

Jaume Ollé, 10 April 1999

Smith shows this flag for 1919-1920.

1922 flag (?)

[Iraq flag, 1922]by Zeljko Heimer

Smith [smi75c] shows for 1920-1924 a black-white-green flag, still without stars.

Ivan Sache, 5 April 1999

The latter flag was in use 1958 when the Kingdom confederated with Jordan but a coup d'etat ended both the Kingdom and the Confederation.

Jaume Ollé, 10 April 1999

Faisal was the son of Hussein, the leader of the Arab revolt and therefore it make sense that he used the flag of his father. His brother, Abdulla did the same in Jordan. There was no reason for using the Hedjaz flag before that time since Iraq was not part of the Hedjaz Kingdom.

Dov Gutterman, 12 April 1999

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