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Flags of Islamic countries in 1930s

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[Flags of Islamic countries in 1930s]
image located by Bill Garrison, 09 October 2007

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Flags of Islamic countries in 1930s

Flags, Arab, 1930s (from 1936 book: The History of Arabia) . The one flag of interest is the red one with white lettering in the lower right corner. Early Dubai?
Bill Garrison, 09 October 2007

No, Yemen (per the caption, al-Yaman).
Joe McMillan, 09 October 2007

I am curious as to what the first 2 on the 2nd from bottom row are, the first resembling Albania? Also - looks like 2nd last is older Afghanistan, but that does not stand up to the Vexillological chronology of that Nation given the 1936 date. Another point here - Why are Arabic flags being displayed on the plate in the manner they are (ie staff to the left)? When one would expect to see "sinister hoisting"
Martin Grieve, 09 October 2007

I am confident that the one resembles Albania because it is Albania. Calling the chart "Arab Flags" is a misnomer, as the presence of Iran and Afghanistan shows. It is Muslim flags (allowing for Lebanon being c. 50% Muslim) and Albania is amajority Muslim nation.
I will take a guess that the flag next to it is an inaccurate Transjordan, with truncated triangle and sans star.
As for Afghanistan flag charts are notorious for being out of date, and I imagine that in the '20's and '30's all news, but especially vex news, was slow getting out of Afghanistan.
Ned Smith, 09 October 2007

Al-Irak, Suria, Iran, Turkiya, Libnan, Tunis, Marakesh, Falastin, Albania, Al-Yaman, Ahghanistan, Zanhibar.
However, I missed the upper two which are Misr and Saudia.
The title is "Flags of *Islamic* nations" and not arab....
Dov Gutterman, 09 October 2007

Some minor corrections probably just typo errors. Zanhibar should be Zanjibar and the text accompanying first flag is Al-Hijaz.
Herman FMY, 09 October 2007