It is inspiring how quickly this symbol created for nuclear disarmament has spread around the world as the “peace symbol”, becoming one of the most recognized symbols on earth.
Designed in 1958, The Peace Action Symbol was used in the first Aldermaston Easter Peace Walk in England. The symbol is the composite semaphore signal for the letters ‘N’ (two arms outstretched pointing down at 45 degrees) and ‘D’ (one arm upraised above the head) standing for Nuclear Disarmament, against the background of a round globe.
It has deliberately never been copyrighted. Throughout the years it has taken on many different meanings, including freedom and unity.
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