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image by M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002
The old PCI (Partito Comunista Italiana = Italian Communist
Party) underwent several fissions and renamings in the last 11
years. The flag of the old PCI showed the logo on a red field.
The logo of the PCI was a white circle with the inscription
"P.C.I." (in black) under a red flag (with yellow star,
hammer & sickle) partially covering the national flag.
M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002
image by M. Schmöger and Tomislav Todorovic, 16 September 2007
Yesterday I saw a flag that is unknown to me. The flag was
used by the Italian Communist Party in '48. It is a typical
communist red flag with a device in the canton composed of the
S&H and the initials P.C.I. below, all in gold. Horizontally
centered and vertically shifted to the bottom, was the name of
the local organization of the party, also in golden capitals. How
official was this? And how was the flag of the party itself? The
same just with the stuff in the canton?
Jorge Candeias, 20 January 1999
In 1980, during the protests following the Bologna massacre -
terrorist bombing at the central train station of the city, which
took place on 2nd August that year - the flag of Italian
Communist Party was seen among other flags. It had red field,
with gold hammer, sickle, star and party name initials in the
canton. The photos on which I was seeing it were actually black
and white, but the newspaper reports from the protests did
mention the red flag, so this is how it looked in reality.
This flag is obviously the predecessor of the one with the logo
on the red field, as it became the part of that logo. I have no
information when the earlier flag was actually replaced with the
later one, but it probably happened in the mid-1980's.
Tomislav Todorovic, 16 September 2007