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Defacement (flag)

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The British Blue Ensign
The flag of New Zealand, a defaced British Blue Ensign

The flag of New Zealand, a defaced British Blue Ensign. In vexillology, defacement is the addition of a symbol or charge to a flag.[1][2][3] For example, the New Zealand flag is the British Blue Ensign defaced with a Southern Cross in the fly.

References

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  1. Smith, Whitney (1975). Flags: Through the Ages and Around the World. New York: McGraw Hill. p. 14. ISBN 0-07-059093-1. DEFACE: To add a BADGE to an existing flag
  2. "Deface". Dictionary of Vexillology. Flags of the World.
  3. "Deface". Illustrated Dictionary of Vexillological Terms. North American Vexillological Association. Archived from the original on 2012-03-01.