V for Victory: Celebrating a Gesture of Solidarity and Defiance

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flashes his trademark "V for Victory" sign, 1951.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'50s
Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

On the anniversary of the day Winston Churchill first endorsed the "V for Victory" campaign, LIFE celebrates the gesture as one of those strokes of genius that occasionally serve to unite and inspire millions. Read More

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