Posts Tagged ‘Ace of Spades’

Mystery still surrounds the death of Dag Hammarskjold the UN secretary general who died in a plane crash while on his way to negotiate a ceasefire in the breakaway African republic of Katanga in 1961.

Many conspiracy theories abound as to who was responsible and what actually happened but there were claims that Hammarskjold was found on the ground shot with an ace of spades on his collar.

The ace of spades in old legend and folklore is known as the death card.

Soldiers of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment had the ace of spades symbol painted on the side of their helmets during the second world war for good luck. Some years later, in the Vietnamese war, or American War depending on whose side you were on, US troops believed that Vietnamese tradition held the symbol to mean death and ill fortune. So it was common practise to leave an ace of spades on the bodies of dead Vietnamese which Hollywood picked up on with the card scene from Apocalypse Now.

A deck of cards of the most wanted Iraqi’s were issued to American soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom, what card was Saddam Hussein ? you got it the ace of spades.

Jay Z loves Armand de Brignac champagne so so much even at €300 a bottle he bought the company and the bottle is known as ?……. the ” Ace of Spades “. Check out Jay Z Show Me What You Got on youtube featuring the ace of spades symbol and ooohhhh those cars, are you watching how to do it Jeremy Clarkson ?.

Hey and what about Lemmy of Motorhead ” The Ace of Spades ” ……… card games will never be the same again…. just a thought

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