My elder Australian grandson often makes this V sign. I never asked the meaning of it, because I want to believe that it is the same V sign Winston Churchill made during the war. He meant the V of Victory. If you enlarge the photo you will see another V on his cap.
Victory is such a powerful word. We all need to overcome problems in life, and wouldn't it be absolutely marvellous to gain the victory over them. An old Aboriginal elder once told me the story of his life, which was devastating. In spite of the fact that he was used as a slave and consequently humiliated, he said that he emerged a Victor and was no longer a Victim.
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This week we are looking for words beginning with V.
WW II was a war in which the battle cry was "V for Victory." Millions of people in Europe
were called on to use the alphabetical letter V [meaning victory] on every occasion
possible. They were urged to chalk or paint the letter V on the walls of buildings, in the
street and in public conveyances.
Mr. Churchill's message was as follows:
"The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories and a
portent of the fate awaiting Nazi tyranny. So long as the peoples continue to refuse all
collaboration with the invader it is sure that his cause will perish and that Europe will be
You know something: the Dutch word for Peace is VREDE