Flag designs of the minister of railways Isidor Zahradnik
Flag designs of the minister of railways Isidor Zahradnik (19 December
1919), found by A. Brozek in the archives of the Premonstratensian monastery
in Prague. As a member of the Constitutional Committee, Zahradnik did not
like the flag with the triangle at hoist issued in October 1919. His alternative
proposals were influenced by the American flag and
the flag used by the Czechs and Slovaks in America.
Zahradnik finally supported the flag adopted on 30 March 1920 and can be
credited for its adoption. The 5 stars, inspired by the flag of the United
States, probably represented Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia and Ruthenia.
Ivan Sache, 14 Feb 2000