Monday, March 12, 2012

History of Keep Calm

I have been a big fan of the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster since I got my very own copy at Annie's in 2008. Ann distributed a little flyer with the purchase of each poster, so from the beginning I knew about its unique history as part of a series of motivational billboards produced by the government of England during World War II. In case you don't know about the historical significance, check out the little video below. Maybe I just love history, but there is something I find particularly fascinating about wartime England. Perhaps later I'll break out a biography of Churchill and have a viewing of The Kings Speech and Hope & Glory.

UK Government Poster, 1939

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