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Flag of VNV, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2010
Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond (VNV) was founded in 1933-34; during the second World War it collaborated with the Germans; it was dissolved in 1944.
Source: Nijhoffs Geschiedenislexicon - Nederland en België. The Hague - Antwerpen, 1981.
Jarig Bakker, 13 June 1999
The flag of the VNV is orange with a white disc bordered blue and
charged with a blue voided triangle.
Blue, white and orange are the colours of the (united) Netherlands (see the Dutch flag). The blue triangle is the delta symbol, the Netherlands being the delta of major European rivers: Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt.
Karim Van Overmeire, 21 November 2000
The symbol is said to have been designed by Herman van Ooteghem, who meant to show the three rivers mentioned above. Reimond Tollenaere, another VNV mugwump and seated opposite HvO when he drew the triangle (point downwards) recognized the Greek letter Delta and proposed a triangle with point upwards.
Jan Mertens, 22 March 2004
There was also a red/black/white version that was widely used. This one was based directly on the swastika flag of Nazi Germany, using the exact same colors.
Joris Huizer, 20 July 2010