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The Danish flag, called the "Dannebrog", is probably the oldest national flag in the world. According to legend, the Danish King Valdemar II the Victorious and his army were in a campaign against the Estonians. The struggle had been continuing for some time, when the Estonians called all their warriors to arms on St Viti Day, 15th June 1219.
The Danes were thrown into confusion by the fierce and unexpected attack. Suddenly, Valdemar had a vision of a white crucifix in the darkening sky. (Other interpretations of the legend have the Dannebrog falling from the sky). This he interpreted to mean that Christ wished for him to triumph in slaughtering the unfortunate Estonians, which he duly did. Thus was born the Scandinavian Cross. The most probable theory is that the Dannebrog evolved in the same way as the flags for the border territories of the Holy Roman Empire, most of which displayed a white cross on red or red on white.BUY NOW