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Auction: Conflicts of the 20th Century
was auctioned on: 29 January 2021
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Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 40, Views: 15

A French National Flag and several booklets relating to the Liberation of Paris. [The flag reputed to have been brought to Paris and flown during the Liberation Parades by a British soldier on August 25th 1944.] An interesting grouping, comprising: 1. A 1940s National French woollen flag of British manufacture, the hoist stenciled "1939", blue white and red vertical stripes. Some staining and several holes from age. 770 x 1900mm. (30 x 75 inches.) 2. Le Semaine Heroique 19-25 Aout 1944. Paris; 1944. 8vo, original cloth backed boards. Documenting the rise of the resistance movement in the Liberation of Paris. 3. 25 August 1944. London: 1944. 4to, original wrappers. The English edition of the official account of the Liberation of Paris; Together with 5 postcards commemorating the Liberation of Paris. Provenance: War Museum.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Conflicts of the 20th Century
Date of the auction: 29 Jan 2021
Address: Bonhams London
New York