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​​What is CND Sign?

CND stands for Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the CND Sign also popularly known as the peace sign or peace symbol, is the logo of the organization that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament in the United Kingdom. The first Nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 by the United States and 3 days later the second one was dropped on Nagasaki. The 1940s-1950s then witnessed countries doing nuclear tests and criticizm for nuclear warfare and its resulting damages to health and environment became large concerns. 

The symbol was designed by Gerald Holtom, a professional designer and artist who was a graduate of the Royal College of Arts. The first Aldermaston March, organised by the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War (DAC) had invited him to design the symbol. He showed his preliminary sketches to a DAC meeting at the Peace News offices in North London. On Good Friday in Trafalgar Square, where the weekend march began, the CND symbol first appeared in public.

​​What is CND Sign

Gerald explained that he drew inspiration for the symbol from his struggles of working as a farm boy during World War II. The symbol has been clearly described, both in letters and in interviews, by Gerald Holtom as a combination of the sephamore letters (N)uclear (D)isarmament and the despair he felt, a helpless individual with his arms and palms stretched outwards. The original, first sketches are now on display as part of the Commonwealth Collection in Bradford.

​​CND Sign