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On 2007-05-25, Serbian daily newspaper "Blic" (Belgrade, ISSN
0354-9283) published an article about the security measures for the G-8
summit meeting which was to be held in Heiligendamm, Germany. A separate
sub-article was about the visitors of local nudist beach (the only such
place in the pre-1990 German Democratic Republic), who considered the measures
as disturbing of their privacy. A black and white photo was also included,
showing a nudist running among the uniformed security staff and carrying
the flag, which was obviously based on the Italian peace flags, but with
German word FRIEDE instead of Italian word PACE.
The Web edition of the newspaper had published the same article with the colour version of that photo; that page is currently not available online and the only other photo of this event (not showing the whole flag, though) could be found here (link broken): www.stuff.co.nz/images/297762.jpg
The colour pattern of the flag was: violet, dark blue, light blue, green,
yellow, orange and red; word FRIEDE was inscribed in white over light blue
Violet looked about halfway between the FIAV colour P and the usual shade of violet from the Italian peace flags, light blue and green were a bit lighter and orange was a bit darker than on most of other such flags.
This "localized" flag was probably inspired by its counterparts which
have the English word PEACE instead of Italian PACE. It is yet to be seen
how will its use spread in the German-speaking countries and if this trend
is going to be followed by the speakers of other languages.
Tomislav Todorovic, 18 Aug 2007