Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 36

Remember the George M. Cohan lyrics:

"You're a grand old flag,

You're a high flying flag

And forever in peace may you wave.

You're the emblem of

The land I love.

The home of the free and the brave."

Well, obviously he's referring to "Old Glory" on the left. But what is that flag on the right?

And if that's too easy for you, today's real question is: can you identify all the flags below? They represent five nations that have exerted sovereignty over part of Florida at some time in its history.



20 comments:

Peter said...

I think I know, but should I wait - I seem to be the first?

Maybe just one question. Did not the French put a flag somewhere in Florida also for a year or two during the 18th century? Perhaps it did not "ount"? I don't see the French flag.

westondailyphoto said...

do we get a prize?? lol

Zsolt said...

maybe its a secret pirate flag:)

Kate said...

Top Flag could be the state flag? 5 Flags: Spain (Twice), Britain, Burgundain, USA, Tribal.

oldmanlincoln said...

Odd. I don't know whose flag the other one is.

I posted a flag today also. But mine flies not at home but in 1955.

Rambling Round said...

Well, the flag on the right in the top photograph looks just like the Alabama state flag except for th medallion in the center.

The others would have to be U.S. Spain, France, Great Britain and maybe the Confederate States of America? I know Pensacola had a CSA naval base.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

"Beware of alligator" flags. The poles symbolize the teeth. :-)

Okay...I see an US and Brit flag. The 2nd from the left looked like a Nato flag (??). The middle is a South American country??? And the last one is a quilt??

Olivier said...

je joue pas, il n'y a meme pas le drapeau français, alors je vais bouder ;o)


I do not play, there is not even the French flag, then I will be sulky ;o)

oldmanlincoln said...

Yes, Isabella, the Mt Surabachi monument was odd to visit. I have no idea how they made it from the base to the top. The jeep had a devil of a time getting up there on what is a kind of trail/road in those days. And then one day I am talking to a friend of mine and here he was there ten years before me and spent the night on Mt. Surabachi jumping into and out of fox holes and bomb craters trying to keep ahead of Japanese who were trying to kill him. He had never mentioned it until he found out I was there and saw the place.

Strange experiences.

GMG said...

US (present), Confederate First National Flag (Stars and Bars), Spain, Great Britain, Burgundian Saltire (Cross of Burgundy)...

Peter said...

Agree with gmg. But I believe that the French were around for a few years, at least in part of Florida?

GMG said...

Peter,
About Florida: Huguenots arrived in Florida in 1562. In 1564 René de Laudonnière built Fort Caroline. The Spanish didn’t appreciate, and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés was dispatched to remove them. He arrived in 1565 at San Augustín (the first permanent European settlement in present US), captured Fort Caroline (then renamed San Mateo) and massacred the French, except for a very few that were Roman Catholics. This was the end of the French attempts to take possession of Florida.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Well.... I can recognise the Union Jack!

Nikon said...

Damn if GMG didn't beat me to it :)

Jilly said...

Don't know. Await the answer with interest. I get France;s flat muddled up with Italy's, so there's not much hope for me.

Marie said...

Well, I can recognize the Union Jack too but not the other ones. I am very bad at that (and I can see I'm not the only one...).

Frank said...

Is one of them the Irish flag? Oh wait, my ancestors waited until there were enough civilized accoutrements available, i.e., pubs.
I think I'll go check one out now, Bye.

Rauf said...

They are all pirates IZZIDEE, who believed 'any land is mine'

i am sure one of them is johnny Depp's flag.

isabella said...

Congratulations to GMG - right on the nose! Kudos to Rambling Round and Kate - sooo close ;-)

And just as an aside - Florida was claimed by 16 countries at one time or another - they knew a good thing when they saw it!

As always, thanks to all for playing along...

Chuckeroon said...

What!!!!!!! That is not a current UK Union flag!!!!! And no one noticed! Where did they get that old flag which represents only the Union of Scotland and England. Northern Ireland is missing.

Or maybe that's the point - it's an old "Union Jack"....they are flying the "old flags" relevant to the time. Nice one.