People don't want to believe me when I tell them that the Great (South African) Flag on the Donkin Reserve is 15 meters by 10 meters in size. That's about the size of a tennis court. Flying at the top of the 65 meter high flagpole it's hard to imagine the size, but when they bring it down in the afternoons you actually get a better idea of how big it is. Now imagine a flag that size being taken down in a gale-force wind. Normally they bring it down (or not even put it up) if the forecast is for strong or gale-force winds, but sometimes they are caught off guard. Like in this video.