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Historical flag of Eritrea (1952)

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  image by Mark Sensen and Dov Gutterman, 25 May 2002 See also:

Eritrean Flag (1952)

This image of an historical flag of Eritrea can be found 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 "United Nations 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 independence was attained.
Nick Artimovich, 11 July 1996

According to page 88 of Flags of the World by William Crampton (1990) [cra90], this flag was also used as the flag of the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), 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, Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) was founded due to disagreements within the ELF. EPLF soon became the main liberation movement.
Ole Andersen, 30 Jan 1999

The opposition movements with Eritrea still use the 1952 flag, as can be seen at:
The national "emblem" in green over light blue
Dov Gutterman, 25 May 2002