Where Did The Peace Sign Come From?

Although it’s origin is debated, the “Peace Sign” as we know it, was first popularized in our times by the British in the 1950’s. When the world feared a nuclear war, ‘Ban the Bomb’ demonstrations were relatively common in England.  The theme of these protests was Nuclear Disarmament so an artist took the semaphore signals for “N” and “D,” and created a graphic symbol.

A book you may find interesting is The Fifties by Peter Lewis.

3 Responses to “Where Did The Peace Sign Come From?”

  1. Joseph Belle-Isle says:

    It is also the diagram of a underground VC tunnel fort according to the SMALL WARS JOURNAL. Which I think the enemy got a laugh at all the GI’s that were wearing it to say “Peace” when it was really a very well hidden nest of machine guns.

  2. Joseph Belle-Isle says:

    Oh yeah-PEACE didn’t mean peace, It identified other folks that got stoned and it was worn with love beads by some beautiful killers.

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