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The official name was "Slovenský Šťat" (= Slovak State) in 1939
(March to June) and "Slovenská Republika" (= Slovak Republic) in
1939-1945. The national flag had three horizontal stripes (W-B-R), flag
ratio 2:3. There were also war flag (charged with a black two-armed cross
within a "vacant" shield margined in black).
Jan Zrzavy, 15 Nov 1997
Among flags of Russian Neo-nazi Parties there is flag of Northern
Alliance Nr. 2 - a tricolour with "something like shield". This depiction
is very simillar to (on FOTW not yet presented) War Flag of Slovakia during
WWII. If the cross were plain black and in pale (erect), not in like this
(it is: laying and void), it would be (roughly) the right thing!
This is what Mr. Jan Zrzavy in 1997 meant, describing "vacant" shield ad
"two - armed" cross. The shade of blue and ratio , chosen by Mr. Paraskan
for Northern Alliance is reported also for WWII Slovakia.
Aleš Křižan, 19 Jun 2001
National Flag. 2:3 (after Flaggenbuch)
The national flag is shown as simple tricolour of white over blue over red.
Željko Heimer, 20 Jan 2003
Here is the 1939 law that established the Slovakian flag, ensign, coat of arms and seal:
So the flag has 2:3 proportion, and its colors are white, Paris blue (parížska belasá) and dark cinnabar red (cinober tmavý).
Also, the text for the presidential standard: http://www.psp.cz/eknih/1939ssr/tisky/t0055_00.htm and http://www.psp.cz/eknih/1939ssr/tisky/t0059_00.htm
Alex Danes, 22 Jun 2011
I believe that this image of Slovak war flag is correct. (However, I
don't know construction details but it is compatible to the few photos
I saw.). BTW - My message four years ago was incorrect: the shield should
be white, not "vacant" (or "transparent" - I meant that there was only
the black border over the tricolor) as I erroneously deduced from old photos
Jan Zrzavy, 18 Jul 2001
President of the State. 1:1 (after Flaggenbuch)
White flag with the coat of arms in the middle (gules a double cross argent issuant from a triple mount azure; the cross is actually made silver), below it motto in silver "VERNÍ SEBE SVORNE NAPRED". The border is ornamented with a blue stripe forming squarish pannels in corners, two golden stripes go along the edges dividing these squares in three approximately, and in each of the squares there is a red heraldic rose with yellow seeds and green barbs piereced with a golden arrow bendwise. In the central parts of the edges between the two golden lines along each edge there are three red double crosses and further towards center there is a golden serrated line. Along each edge instead of the frige there is a line of golden semicircles (27 of them), with square piece in each corner. (Huh!)
Željko Heimer, 20 Jan 2003
"VERNÍ SEBE SVORNE NAPRED" means: Faithful ourselves, in unanimity
forwards. The roses with arrows are derived from Ružomberok,
where Hlinka is buried in its Mausoleum (now empty, but a National Cultural
Aleš Křížan, 21 Jan 2003