Originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom in 1958. Holtom drew himself when he was in a state of despair: with his palms stretched both outwards and downwards. The symbol is usually interpreted as a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament".
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- ^ http://www.cnduk.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=435&Itemid=131
- ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7292252.stm