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image by Chris Pinette, 11 July 1996
I found this image (above) of a flag of Eritrea in "Flags through the Ages and Across the World" by Whitney Smith [smi75]. It has a light blue background with a green wreath in the center.
Chris Pinette, 11 July 1996
According to The Flag Bulletin [fbn] of May/June 1996, the Eritrean flag with the "UN blue" field and green emblem was adopted in 1952 and used until the territory was absorbed into Ethiopia in 1959. It continued in use as a "flag of liberation" until 1993 when true independence was won.
Nick Artimovich, 11 July 1996
According to page 88 of Crampton's book [cra90], this flag was also used as the flag of the Eritrean Liberation Front, which I am assuming was the political movement for Eritrean independence.
Randy Young, 29 January 1999
The ELF was founded in 1958, and started the armed struggle three years
later. In 1971, EPLF (P for People's) was founded due to disagreements in
ELF. EPLF soon became the main liberation movement (see EPLF).
Ole Andersen, 30 January 1999
The oposition movements still use the 1952 flag, as can be seen on:
The National "emblem" in green over light blue
Dov Gutterman, 25 May 2002
image by Mark Sensen and Dov Gutterman, 25 May 2002