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Is this the end of the Union Jack?



Four centuries after it was created, the prospect of a Scottish exit has rapidly focused minds on what it might look like if the country were to depart, taking its blue-and-white cross with it. We have made a selection of ‘British’ adverts and magazine artwork, that celebrate the Union Jack and what it meant to be ‘British’. From war propaganda, through to present day (such as the Olympics), the Union Jack has always featured strongly in patriotic advertising campaigns.


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1970s UK
Pub Magazine Advert
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2011 UK
Roberts Magazine Advert
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1930s UK
The Conservative party Poster
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1928 France
La Vie Parisienne Magazine Cover
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1980s UK
British Airways Magazine Advert
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1915 UK
Pears Magazine Advert
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1916 UK
Wrights Magazine Advert
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1967 UK
Observer Magazine Cover
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1911 UK
Coronation Exhibition Poster
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2012 UK
Adidas Magazine Advert
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2012 UK
Aviva Magazine Advert
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1910s UK
Womens Army Auxiliary Corps Poster
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2012 UK
Rimmel Magazine Advert
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1961 UK
Illustrated London News Magazine...
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2013 UK
Lamb's Magazine Advert
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2012 UK
Omega Magazine Advert
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2009 UK
Kellogg's Magazine Advert
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1930s UK
Imperial Airways Poster
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1970 UK
Observer Newspaper Magazine Plate
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1882 UK
Run Up The Flag! Sheet Music Cover
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1890s UK
Monopole's Cycles Magazine Advert
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1950s UK
Britannia Magazine Plate
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1934 UK
The Passing Show Magazine Cover
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1960s UK
I'm Backing Britain Poster
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1930s UK
Follow The Flag Magazine Advert
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1970 UK
Punch Magazine Cover
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1979 UK
The Conservative Party TV Advert...
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1915 UK
It's our Flag Poster
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1940s UK
War Savings Poster
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2008 UK
London 2012 Newspaper Advert
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2008 UK
British Airways Newspaper Advert
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2008 UK
Virgin Atlantic Airlines TV...
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1944 UK
British Propaganda Poster
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1988 USA
Brittania Magazine Advert
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UK
Illustrations Magazine Plate