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British Empire


British Empire. British Empire.
Above left is the "Union Jack" traditional flag of the British Empire. This is the only flag to be flown on land in the Empire. To the right is the flag of England also known as Saint George's Cross.
British Empire. British Empire.
At the left is the flag of Scotland, Saint Andrew's Cross, and right is the flag of Ireland, Saint Patrick's Cross.
British Empire. British Empire.
To the left is the White Ensign, flown by British Ships of War. To the right is the Blue Ensign flown by merchant navy vessels staffed with eight or more officers of British Naval Reserve.
British Empire. British Empire.
Left is the Red Ensign flown by merchant navy vessels of the Empire, also known as the Red Duster. To right is the pennant of the British Royal Mail Ships.
The British Empire declared war with Germany on August 4, 1914, with Austria-Hungary on August 12, 1914, with the Ottoman Empire on November 5, 1914, and with Bulgaria on October 15, 1915.
The Peace Treaty of Versailles was an agreement at the end of the war where the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan and the United States formalized Germany’s consequences for the war. Representatives of the British Empire ratified the agreement on July 31, 1919.

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