battle flag

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Noun1.battle flag - a flag that leads troops into battlebattle flag - a flag that leads troops into battle
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
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The battle flag in the distance jerked about madly.
The fact that we are still arguing about the meaning of a Confederate battle flag, which later morphed into a battle standard of white supremacy, is astounding.
On the other hand, Edgar Tice, a 48-year-old African-American resident of Mississippi, said: It's the Confederate battle flag, and what were they fighting for?
Once again, they rallied under the banner of the Confederate battle flag.
In a case decided two years ago, Texas was allowed to refuse to issue license plates depicting the Confederate battle flag.
He is the grandson of Aguinaldo's daughter Cristina, to whom the late general bequeathed what is arguably the original Philippine flag that was raised in Kawit, Cavite, as well as the Palanan (Isabela) battle flag, which was kept in a bank vault for decades.
Since the United States Civil War, the Confederate Battle Flag of the South has been the subject of much controversy in the United States.
The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters more than doubled to 190 from 72, the SPLC said, invigorated by more than 300 rallies after the state of South Carolina took down the Confederate battle flag from its capitol grounds in the wake of a June massacre of nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston.
IN THE WAKE OF THE CHARLESTON MASSACRE, SOCIAL MEDIA ERUPTED IN debates over the Confederate battle flag, or as your resident Facebook historian would correct, the Battle Flag of Virginia.
Roof's apparent racist motivations drew attention to the fact that the Confederate battle flag still flew on South Carolina's State House grounds and that Confederate flag memorabilia was available for purchase from stores and online vendors.
The flag we know today as the Confederate flag wasn't actually the official flag of the Confederacy but a battle flag carried by rebel soldiers during the Civil War (see box, p.
Republicans scrapped the bill, fearing it wouldn't pass because of another amendment allowing the continued display of the Confederate battle flag on graves on federal land, according the political publication Roll Call.