Details: This poster shows a card with the ace of spades on it. There is a skull on the spade in the middle of the card. At the bottom it says The Ace of Spades .
The ace of spades is commonly thought of as the highest-ranking card in the deck of playing cards, although the actual value of the card varies from game to game. In popular myth and folklore, it is also known as the death card. The Ace of Spades has been employed, on numerous occasions, in the theatre of war. In the Second World War, the soldiers of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the American 101st Airborne Division were marked with the spades symbol painted on their helmets. In this capacity, it was used to represent good luck. US troops in the Vietnam War believed that Vietnamese ancient traditions held the symbolism of the spade to mean death and ill-fortune and in a bid to scare away NLF soldiers without firefight.