Skull and Crossbones - Inverted
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement. This design was used by four pirates, captains Edward England, John Taylor, Sam Bellamy and John Martel.Despite its appearance in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates' victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated.
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Protest placard printed with ?Afghanistan time to go?
Protest placard printed with ?Afghanistan time to go?, 2006-2011. Example of placards held by protesters on marches against the ?wars on terror? in Manchester on 23 Sep 2006, London and Glasgow on 15 Mar 2008, and London on 24 Oct 2009, 20 Nov 2010 and 8 Oct 2011. Distributed by Stop the War Coalition, an organisation set up in 2001 to coordinate campaigns and demonstrations against the ?wars on terror? and designed by David Gentleman. Associated with Operation TELIC, Iraq (2003-2011) 2003-2009 and Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan (2001-2014) 2004- . Date: 2011
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Propaganda poster with pictures of victims of communist terr
The Nazis denounce the repression to the civil people during Occupation first soviet Union (1940-1941). They publish propaganda articles and photographs in newspapers and other publications on the exhumation of mass graves. Propaganda poster with pictures of victims of communist terror, 1943. Occupation Museum. Riga. Latvia.
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