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Original South Korean Taegukgi Canvas Flag - Vietnam War Era Bring Back - 36" x 47"

Item Description

Original Item: One of a Kind. This is a very interesting Bring-Back flag from South Korea, which we assume was brought home by a serviceman stationed at what is today Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae near Busan, South Korea. The flag looks to have been from a Christian Church School in the Busan area (Spelled "Pusan" on the flag), and gives the names of the Mathematics and English teachers, as well as an "elder". The signatures are all dated 1964, so this presumably was brought back during the Vietnam Era. At the time proper schools may have not been set up for the children of servicemen, so possibly one of their children went to the school, and got this as a memento. It is in very good condition and measures 36" x 47", with corner reinforcements and hang ties.

Definitely some great research potential!

The flag of South Korea, also known as the Taegukgi (Korean: 태극기 or 'Taegeuk flag'), has three parts: a white rectangular background, a red and blue Taegeuk in its center, and four black trigrams one toward each corner. Flags similar to the current Taegeukgi were used as the national flag of Korea by the Joseon dynasty, the Korean Empire, and the Korean government-in-exile during Japanese rule. South Korea adopted the Taegukgi as its national flag when it gained independence from Japan on 15 August 1948.

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