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Álvaro A. da Silva Foito’s proposal for the new portuguese national flag (1910-1911)

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Project by Álvaro A. da Silva Foito
by Jorge Candeias, 16 Mar 2001
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The project by Álvaro A. da Silva Foito was vertically divided light blue and white. In the center there is an emblem that consists of a lower layer featuring a sword and two crossed branches of (I think) laurel, over which there is a silver 5-pointed star, an unusually-shaped portuguese shield and a red scroll.
Jorge Candeias, 02 Sep 1997

Foito’s proposal is a good example of the “conservative” tendency that tried to save the blue and white combination of the previous flag by adding to it some republican elements. In this case, they are probably the red ribbon in combination with the green branches which I now doubt that are supposed to be laurel.
Jorge Candeias, 16 Mar 2001

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