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We check the appendix for our plate number (listed atop the images), 21

Plate 21
and find the region of origin, Turkey. If we then look to the index at theback of the book...
Turkey in index
we find Turkey's location in the text. Let's see what Hulme has to say about the flags:
"The crescent moon and star... were adopted by the Turks as their device on the capture of Constantinople by Mahomet II, in 1453. They were originally the symbol of Diana, the Patronessof Byzantium, and were adopted by the Ottomans as a badge of triumph. Prior to that event, the crescent was a very common charge in the armorial bearings of English Knights, but it fellinto considerable disuse when it became the special device of the Mohamedans, though even so late as the year 1464 we find Rene, Duke of Anjou, founding an Order of Knighthoodhaving as its badge the crescent moon, encircled by a motto signifying 'praise by increasing.'
This historical information may prove relevant, particularly the association of the star and crescent with Constantinoplesince 1453. Let's move on the next work.

"flags of the world, past and present : their story and associations" written by william john gordon in 1926

Published thirty years after Hulme's book, Gordon's work likely includes all that has changed after World War I. This is important for our research inparticular because of the marked impact that WWI had on the borders and national identities of the Arab World. Let's jump to the table of contents and see about ouroptions.
Table of contents
Flags of Africa and Asia seems to be the most promising section for our purposes, considering what we have learned so far about our flag.
Plate XXVIII, Flags of Africa and Asia.
Note that flags 11 and 12 closely resemble our flag. Let's see where the appendix lists these flags as originating from.
Labels for Plate XXVIII, Flags of Africa and Asia
We discover that flag 11 is Egypt's, while 12 is Turkey's. Let's see what Gordon has to say about Egypt, looking it up in theindex.

Gordon writes: "The crescent is more a symbol of Constantinople than of the Turks, and it dates from the days of Philip of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great. When, so thelegend runs, that enterprising monarch besieged Byzantium in 339 B.C he met with repulse after repulse and tried as a last resource to undermine the walls, but the crescent moon shone out sogloriously that the attempt was discovered and the city saved. And thereupon the Byzantines adopted the crescent as their badge, and Diana, whose emblem it was, as their patronness.When the Roman emperors came, the crescent was not displaced, and it continued to be the city badge under the Christian emperors. In 1453, when Mohammed the Second took Constantinople, itwas still to the fore, and being in want of something to vary the monotony of the plain red flag under which he had led his men to victory, he, with great discrimination, availedhimself of the old Byzantine badge, explaining that it meant Constantinople on a field of blood..."

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