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Peace symbol.svg
Unicode name PEACE SYMBOL
Code point U+262E
Entity number ☮
Unicode block Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+262D] [U+262F]


The first peace badge, 1958, made in ceramic for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament by Eric Austen from Gerald Holtom's original design.

Originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom in 1958.[1] Holtom drew himself when he was in a state of despair: with his palms stretched both outwards and downwards.[2][3] The symbol is usually interpreted as a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament".[1]


  1. peace
  2. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
  3. opposition to nuclear proliferation

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Breyer, Melissa (2010-09-21), “Where did the peace sign come from?”, in Shine[1], Yahoo!, retrieved 2010-09-30
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