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Saturday, September 25, 2004

 

Historical Pirate Flags

`While the precise origin of the pirate flag is unknown, its ancestry can be traced with some certainty. They were used to intimidate the enemy or victim, and the flag was designed to conjure up fear and dread. It was an important part of the pirate armoury, and was the pirate’s best form of psychological warfare, especially when combined with a preceding reputation of not showing any quarter if opposed.’




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