The Sun, Thursday September 4 Tom Sykes The mood of the Briitsh people turned from shock to anger as the Queen refused to fly a flag at half mast over Buckingham Palace. Protocol states no flag can fly at the palace if the queen is not in residence.
75 YEARS AGO WINTER WAR ENDED, THAT' S TODAY! Helsinki --- Peace treaty (Winter War) between Finland and USSR determined hostilities to end on Wednesday the 13th of March 1940 at 11.00 . Flags were hanging in half-mast out of the horror of the harsh terms of the treaty. [Suomen ja Neuvostoliiton rauhansopimus määräsi taistelut loppumaan keskiviikkona 13. maaliskuuta 1940 kello 11. ]
Photograph attributed to Mathew Brady of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. hung with crepe and flag flown at half staff as the Nation mourns the Assassination and Death of President Lincoln. (c. April 1865). *s*