"V" sign

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Tue Aug 7 00:09:05 UTC 2001

Barry Popik writes:

>V-SIGN (continued)
>   The "V" sign (pre-Churchill, pre-V-8 juice, pre-"peace" sign) is given
>by a >woman on the cover of THIS WEEK magazine, NEW YORK HERALD >TRIBUNE,
>31 March 1940.  The context is a little puzzling.  This is the >second
>pre-Churchill "V" sign that I've spotted and have recorded here.

Why "pre-Churchill"?  Churchill became PM in 1940, and had certainly been
around as a public figure for long before that. Britain had entered the war
the previous September.
A. Murie

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