Hellenic Flag waving under medium north winds filmed with a Casio Ex F1 at 300 frames per second
Description: Nine horizontal *****es, in turn blue and white; a white cross on a blue square field in canton.
Use: on land, as the civil, state and war flag; at sea, as the civil, state and war ensign.
The *****ed flag has been in use since 1822, and was approved in 1832. The nine *****es are said to stand for the nine syllables of the Greek patriots' motto:
Ελευθερια η Θανατος (Eleutheria ê Thanatos), meaning "Freedom or Death".
This motto is now the national motto of Greece.
Although the official Hellenic flag (*****ed version) flies over all government installations - including those of the Hellenic Armed Forces - Hellenic Army units always parade with the simple cross flag.
Music: Vlado Hudec - For Freedom we Fight