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Flag of the Home Guard - Image by Ivan Sarajčić, 2 May 2000
The Slovenian Domobranstvo (Home Guard, from dom, "home", and braniti, "to defend") was an armed formation created by the German occupying forces in Slovenia during the Second World War.
The image was made according to photos, scans and information provided by Janez Vezalka.
Ivan Sarajčić & Eugene Ipavec, 2 February 2009
It seems obvious (and understandable) that this flag is a variation of the flag of the Krain province of Austria-Hungary - Slovenian tricolour with the coat of arms of the Krain province - white with a blue eagle bearing a chequy red-white crescent.
Željko Heimer, 6 November 1999
The Heraldry and Vexillology of Slovenia website by Andrej Benejdečič (Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN) shows a different rendition of the flag, with centered arms.
Eugene Ipavec & Ivan Sache, 2 February 2009
Symbol of the Liberation Front - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 August 2000
In 1941 started in Slovenia the resistance movement named Osvobodilna fronta (Liberation Front), whose symbol depicts Triglav (three headed mountain -- the highest mountain in Slovenia), on top of which are letters "O" and "F". The Triglav is a pan-Slovene symbol, which was adopted as the main part of the post-war, Communist era, coat of arms. The current coat of arms, designed in 1991, is also based on the Triglav silhouette.
Andrej Brodnik, 30 June 1995
The book Slovenska grb in zastava - heraldika in veksilologija by Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, shows the photos of two flags used by partisan units, vaguely prototypical of the
post-war Socialist Yugoslav flag):
Two partisan flags - Images by Eugene Ipavec, 2 March 2000- a flag presented to the Varnostno-Obvečevalna Služba (Security and Intelligence Service on 31 December 1941 by the women of Ljubljana.
Željko Heimer & Eugene Ipavec, 2 March 2009
Flag of the Triglav Guard Company - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 August 2000
A website from Kamnik shows colour photos of an
historical exhibition organized in December 2008 by the local cultural
association Kulturno društvo Triglav (KD Triglav).
A photo shows a flag horizontally divided white-blue-red with a red star in the blue stripe and the golden writing "ZAŠČITNA ČETA" and "TRIGLAV" in the white and red stripes, respectively.
The caption says that this flag belonged to the "Triglav Guard Company" and is used today by KD Triglav as its flag.
Ivan Sache & Eugene Ipavec, 15 December 2009