National Geographic : 1944 Apr
Monkmeyer Turkish Boy Scouts Carry the Star-and-Crescent Flag, Which Joins Pagan, Christian, and Moslem They parade under a historic banner. A crescent moon once revealed the sappers of Philip of Macedon undermining the walls ofConstantinople, sotheByzantines set the crescent in their flag. Mohammedan conquerors added the star. Thus the crescent Diana wore in her hairiscombined with thestar ofMohammed.