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Pirate Flags - Blackbeard & Friends

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Piracy is popular theme today. Pirates are boarding from all fronts!

Being a pirate is not always being illegal. It may be simply being a rebel going against old values.

Historically, sea pirates did not fly with flags all the time. Like other vessels, pirate ships usually stocked a variety of different flags, and would normally fly false colors or no colors until they had their prey within firing range.

When the pirates' intended victim was within range, the flag, also known as 'Jolly Roger' would be raised, often simultaneously with a warning shot. The flag was probably intended as communication of the pirates' identity, which may have given target ships an opportunity to change their mind and surrender without a fight.

Raise the flags used by pirates like Captain Blackbeard, Bartholomew Roberts, Captain Dulaien, Christopher Condent, Edward England, Edward Low, Henry Every, John Quelch, Rack Rackham, Richard Worley, Stede Bonnet and others.

This application contains 18 of the most famous and historic pirate flags of all times, beautifully presented waving in 3D, all created by high-end computer animation software.

What kind of pirate are you? Arrrrrrrrrr