Holland is flat
When the love of power becomes the power of love then there will be peace in the world.
German is horizontal, Belgian vertical. Just what he said, or implied anyway.
I have an odd way of remembering. There is a dialect of German "Plat-Deutsch" this means low or flat german. Thus German flag is flat. Works for me.
We see so many Dutch flags here I don't have trouble remembering them.
My own mnemonic is Vive (vertical) La France and French speaking Belgium, whereas both Holland and Germany are horizontal.
Would you be so disrespectful to your national flag / ensign, as to let it fall apart so only 1/3 of it was left? Shamefull
In a discussion about flags I explained to an American colleague 'France is to Holland as Belgium is to Germany'. For some reason I still haven't worked out she thought I was insulting our European neighbours.
One hull good, two hulls better.
Here is the originating page it is quite interesting. The flags above seem to have been in use during WW2
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
I was always taught that the way to remember the French Flag is the French Colours always come down. (ie the stripes are vertical - and in memory of Trafalgar....)
[B][I]Wishing things away is not effective.[/I][/B]
The Germans invaded the Netherlands (Both Horizontal)
and down through Belgium into France (Both Vertical)
Not strictly historically accurate but good enough for my purposes.