20.4.14

Ondeando la bandera del condado: la preservación de una identidad


Este artículo de la BBC trata sobre la reciente tendencia de los condados ingleses por adoptar sus propias banderas identificativas.


Flying the county flag: The preservation of an identity

By Bethan BellJournalist, BBC News

Symbols, patterns and colours have been used for millennia as ways to rally the troops, frighten foes, inspire loyalty, and recognise allies.

Think Native Americans using war paint to intimidate their enemies, the clan tartan of the Scots, standard bearers on the battlefield.

Does anything fulfil that unifying role today - and does anyone care?

Country flags fluttering in the breeze are a common sight, but flying the county flag has been relatively rare.

They are, though, experiencing something of a boom.