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The Danish national flag.
- ‘Internationally, he was recognised in Denmark by the Commander's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog, in Israel by the Wolf Prize, and in France by being made a Commandeur of the Legion d' Honneur.’
- ‘Legend has it that the banner, called Dannebrog, descended from the heavens in the midst of a battle between the Danes and the Estonians on June 15, 1219.’
- ‘Among many honors he has received are the Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 1972, and a Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.) from Queen Elizabeth in 1975.’
- ‘In 1815 Wessel was made a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog: -’
- ‘During a later period of Danish history, the red and white national flag, the Dannebrog, was said to have descended from heaven on June 15, 1219, turning the tide in the Danes' battle against Estonia at Lindanaes.’
Danish, literally ‘Danish cloth’.
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