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  • 1A red flag as the symbol of socialist revolution or a warning of danger: figurative they had overlooked the red flags that should have alerted them to the county’s disastrous investment strategy
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    • The link between May Day and the use of the red flag as a symbol for socialist workers is close, perhaps above all in France.
    • The red flag became the symbol of the blood of working class martyrs in their battle for workers rights.
    • The red flag was first raised as a symbol of rebellion by river workers in 18th century London.
  • 1.1 (the Red Flag) The anthem of Britain’s Labour Party, a socialist song with words written in 1889 by James Connell (1852–1929) and sung to the tune of the German song ‘O Tannenbaum’.

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