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An alternate symbol for the Free French in WIAF

Hendryk

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In OTL, the choice of the Cross of Lorraine as a symbol for the Free French (originally just the navy, then informally extended to all forces) was suggested by vice-admiral Emile Muselier. A lesser-known symbol which the cross superseded was a winged sword with laurels. The cross was admittedly a clever choice because it stood as a counter-symbol to the swastika, appealed to Catholic sensibilities, referred to a part of France that had been annexed by Germany (again), and was easy to draw or paint in just a few strokes.

However in WIAF, Muselier may or may not be around, and the leader of the Free French is Georges Mandel instead of De Gaulle. As a Jew, Mandel might not be enthused about picking a Christian symbol as a political emblem, so I would like to ask what suggestions you fellows might have. It should preferably be something visually striking and easy to paint.
 

Indicus

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The Phrygian cap seems like a good symbol for sure - patriotic, striking, and alluding to another dire struggle. A simplified version of that sword you mentioned could also be a good symbol.

The cross was admittedly a clever choice because it stood as a counter-symbol to the swastika, appealed to Catholic sensibilities, referred to a part of France that had been annexed by Germany (again), and was easy to draw or paint in just a few strokes.
And also, it had seen substantial use by the revanchist movement between the Franco-Prussian War and WWI for obvious reasons.
 

Hendryk

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I've finally settled on the zodiacal symbol for Sagittarius. It's martial, it refers to classical culture without having religious connotations, it's visually striking and it's easy to draw.
 
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