Separated At Birth: Ooops!

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Perhaps the logo designer for the Bolt Bus lines had no idea that in 1935 the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists, led by Sir Oswald Mosley, adopted the lightning bolt in red, white and blue as its emblem. The white bolt set on a blue disk edged in white positioned in the center of a red field looks eerily like the bus company’s version – even the incline of the bolt is similar. The Fascist bolt was used until party was dissolved in 1940, but made a second coming after the war as the symbol of another of Mosley’s political parties. That’s embarrassing.