Saturday, April 14, 2018

Flags of the World | Austria

There is a story about the origin of the flag of Austria. According to the legend, the Babenberg Duke Leopold V. fought in the Crusade for the Holy Land in 1191 at the Battle of Acre so valiantly, that he did not even notice that his white shirt is totally covered in blood.

After the battle he realized that he had lost his standard, so he decided to hang his stained shirt instead. When he took off his belt with scabbard, an untouched white stripe appeared on his shirt.


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