May the Fourth Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day!

Imperial War Flag.  By Miguel Paolo Pernia (mpcp13) on photobucket.com.
Imperial War Flag. By Miguel Paolo Pernia (mpcp13) on photobucket.com.
Late Republic War Flag.   By Ilya Muromets on bbs.stardestroyer.net.
Late Republic War Flag. By Ilya Muromets on bbs.stardestroyer.net.
Early Republic War Flag.  By Ilya Muromets, bbs.stardestroyer.net.  We hope you are paying attention, there may be a quiz on this later.
Early Republic War Flag. By Ilya Muromets, bbs.stardestroyer.net. We hope you are paying attention, there may be a quiz on this later.
Imperial Rule - photograph submitted by G. Binkowski on IfStarWarsWasReal.com.
Imperial Rule – photograph submitted by G. Binkowski on IfStarWarsWasReal.com.

The caption for this reads:

This photograph from what is estimated to be 1944 supports the previous evidence we’ve presented of Imperial involvement in earth’s conflicts. These soldiers atop a conquored building are securing a flag bearing a modified Imperial symbol. Rumors exist of AT-ATs and AT-STs marching all over eastern Europe during World War II, although, concrete evidence has yet to be found. Perhaps this photograph was taken after the Imperial ground fleet did their worst…

Evidence #:ISWWR0000012

Iwo Jima is a popular motif:

Star Wars wallpaper: raise the imperial flag.  From Pikof.com.
Star Wars wallpaper: raise the imperial flag. From Pikof.com.
Star Wars Iwo Jima, by Otis Frampton on deviantart.com.
Star Wars Iwo Jima, by Otis Frampton on deviantart.com.
Troopers Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.  By David Eger on flickr.
Troopers Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. By David Eger on flickr.

But there are many other references.

Galactic Empire - Flag Edition.  By LA-based visual artist Sket One on 1xrun.com.  He or she gets mucho points for actually making and selling an actual 3 by 5 foot flag.
Galactic Empire – Flag Edition. By LA-based visual artist Sket One on 1xrun.com. He or she gets mucho points for actually making and selling an actual 3 by 5 foot flag.
Jabba Don't Tread on Me, by belligerentmonkey on Etsy.  Good to see there's correct punctuation in the Star Wars universe.
Jabba Don’t Tread on Me, by belligerentmonkey on Etsy. Good to see there’s correct punctuation in the Star Wars universe.
Jedi Japan Flag, by Simon (Fenn-O-maniC) on SvaltGamized.
Jedi Japan Flag, by Simon (Fenn-O-maniC) on SvaltGamized. “May the force be with you, Japan!”
Darth Vader American Flag Head, t-shirt design sold by junescustomgraphics on eBay.
Darth Vader American Flag Head, t-shirt design sold by junescustomgraphics on eBay.
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Author: SDM

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