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The Jolly Roger

The Jolly Roger - skull, scull and bones, pirate flag, knives, pirat, crossbones, abstract, 3d and cg, pirate, death head, jolly roger, flag, pirat flag
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The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field. This design was used by four pirates, captains Edward England, John Taylor, Sam Bellamy and John Martel. Despite its prominence in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates' victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement - and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated. (Since captured pirates were usually hanged, they didn't have much to gain by asking quarter if defeated.) The same message was sometimes conveyed by a red flag

Since the decline of piracy, various military units have used the Jolly Roger, usually in skull-and-crossbones design, as a unit identification insignia or a victory flag to ascribe to themselves the proverbial ferocity and toughness of pirates. It has also unofficially been used to signify Electric Hazard and Poisons. The background is blood red and the Skull and Bones are black in colour.
Tigerkaetzchen Uploaded by Tigerkaetzchen on . The Jolly Roger - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: The Jolly Roger. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 74663. The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field. This design was used by four pirates, captains Edward England, John Taylor, Sam Bellamy and John Martel. Despite its prominence in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates' victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement - and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated. (Since captured pirates were usually hanged, they didn't have much to gain by asking quarter if defeated.) The same message was sometimes conveyed by a red flag

Since the decline of piracy, various military units have used the Jolly Roger, usually in skull-and-crossbones design, as a unit identification insignia or a victory flag to ascribe to themselves the proverbial ferocity and toughness of pirates. It has also unofficially been used to signify Electric Hazard and Poisons. The background is blood red and the Skull and Bones are black in colour.
Rating: 5.0

Wallpaper Comments (9)

Robotic
Posted by Robotic on 01/28/12 at 08:18 PM
Breathtaking! F+1
Kikk3r
Posted by Kikk3r on 08/07/10 at 01:36 PM
Awesome awesome wallpaper!
mrjones77
Posted by mrjones77 on 04/06/10 at 02:47 PM
spiffy.
Beautifuldisaster
Posted by Beautifuldisaster on 06/12/09 at 11:35 AM
i wear a ring like this everyday! kool wallpaper
melissa321KABOOM
Posted by melissa321KABOOM on 04/18/09 at 07:27 PM
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Imp
Posted by Imp on 04/18/09 at 04:32 PM
very nice
habhouba
Posted by habhouba on 04/18/09 at 08:59 AM
v.cool.fav.+1
Eremit
Posted by Eremit on 04/18/09 at 07:56 AM
absolute cool, die brauche ich. will pirat werden...
Omaida
Posted by Omaida on 04/18/09 at 05:25 AM
cool
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Total Downloads: 9,660
Times Favorited: 47
Uploaded By: Tigerkaetzchen
Date Uploaded: April 17, 2009
Filename: 8941_3462_1920_1200.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1200
File Size: 651.58KB
Category: 3D and CG

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