Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 13 Dec 1995 09:06:38 -0500
On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, Alan Jones wrote:
> BW> Kevi Doyle reminds us that the swastika was in use by
> BW> the Ntaive Americans before the Nazi party adopted it.
> BW> In fact, it was the oficial insignia of the 45th.
> BW> Infantry before the second world war (although the
> Well here is another one for you. The Scout Association used to used a swastic
> shaped medal for their medal of Merit in Australia and England prior to World
> War 2 (it was almost identical, except it was inverted).
> I saw several of these awards in a museum recently, took me by suprise, I
> thought we were looking at German War Medals!!
The swastika is a Hindu emblem of good-luck and is widely used today in
India. Always causes a double-take among Americans!
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