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The gesture was also flashed by Spike (played by James Marsters) in "Hush", a Season 4 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

On April 3, 2009, Scottish football players Barry Ferguson and Allan Mc Gregor were permanently banned from the Scottish national squad for showing the V sign while sitting on the bench during the game against Iceland.As the rousing opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony had the same rhythm, the BBC used this as its call-sign in its foreign language programmes to occupied Europe for the rest of the war.The more musically educated also understood that it was the Fate motif "knocking on the door" of the Third Reich.He maintained that he passed this to friends at the BBC, and to the British Naval Intelligence Division through his connections in MI5, eventually gaining the approval of Winston Churchill. President Richard Nixon used the gesture to signal victory in the Vietnam War, an act which became one of his best-known trademarks.Crowley noted that his 1913 publication Magick featured a V-sign and a swastika on the same plate. He also used it on his departure from public office following his resignation in 1974.The first unambiguous evidence of the use of the insulting V sign in the United Kingdom dates to 1901, when a worker outside Parkgate ironworks in Rotherham used the gesture (captured on the film) to indicate that he did not like being filmed.

Peter Opie interviewed children in the 1950s and observed in The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren that the much-older thumbing of the nose (cock-a-snook) had been replaced by the V sign as the most common insulting gesture used in the playground.

During the Vietnam War, in the 1960s, the "V sign" was widely adopted by the counterculture as a symbol of peace.

Shortly thereafter, it also became adopted as a gesture used in photographs, especially in Japan.

( The Germans could not remove all the signs, so adopted the V Sign as a German symbol, sometimes adding laurel leaves under it, painting their own V's on walls, vehicles and adding a massive V on the Eiffel Tower.

In 1942, Aleister Crowley, a British occultist, claimed to have invented the usage of a V-sign in February 1941 as a magical foil to the Nazis' use of the Swastika.

Between 19 a group of anthropologists including Desmond Morris studied the history and spread of European gestures and found the rude version of the V-sign to be basically unknown outside the British Isles.