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100 Objects, A History of the Navy
100 Objects, A History of the Navy

Object 59: Captured British Flags

Did you know that the US Naval Academy holds 32 captured British battle ensigns from the War of 1812? It was decided by presidential executive order that the Superintendent of the Naval Academy be the caretaker of this collection of captured flags. Tune in to this episode to learn about this collection and how battle ensigns are used for communication and deception on the high seas.

Object 59 - Captured British Flags