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Kingdom of Italy (1848-1946)

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Description of the Flag

Description: green white red with Savoy arms.
Željko Heimer, 17 September 1996

The Italian tricolour was and is in the 2:3 ratio. The example in CISV web page <> showing tricolour with the Shield of the House in square format is a military colour, which was almost square in shape for horse mounted troops.
Pier Paolo Lugli, 1 March 2004

As the photo and video clip in this news item show, when the body of King Vittorio Emmanuele III (King of Italy from 1900 until his abdication in 1946) were returned to Italy from Egypt and reinterred there, the Italian national flag of the Savoyard era was used as a casket pall instead of the former royal standard.
Vexi-News, 23 December 2017

Italian Red Cross (1920)

I recently landed on labarum-style flag of the Italian Red Cross, on post card at this website.
Apparently introduced 17 Oct. 1920.
Jan Mertens, 28 December 2003

The postcard itself being from 1929 however, so I am wondering, if the vexillum-style flag shown on the postcard was really introduced in 1920. Perhaps it was only a simpler "gonfalone" introduced in 1920, and either changed later on or just manufactured in a more "elaborate" way.
M. Schmöger, 28 December 2003