I love this …. this symbol has been with me since my teenage years!!
This video says about itself:
The internationally recognized symbol for peace (☮) was originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom in 1958. The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” and “D,” standing for “nuclear disarmament”.
In semaphore the letter “N” is formed by a person holding two flags in an inverted “V,” and the letter “D” is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. Superimposing these two signs forms the shape of the centre of the peace symbol.
By Richard Maunders in Britain:
Our sign not for sale
Wednesday 14th May 2014
As CND wins a payout from Unilever for using its famous symbol, RICHARD MAUNDERS looks at how it was born
WHEN in 1958, British textile designer and peace activist Gerald Holtom sketched out his design of an emblem for…
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