The story behind Keep Calm and Carry On

I think we have ALL seen the famous poster above and also rolled our eyes a little at the millions of different versions and permutations it has spawned, but did you know the real story behind “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON”? Someone linked to the below video today on twitter and all I can say is, it’s a beautiful and surprising story :)

Comments ... oh they do make my heart sing!

  1. Robyn Petta says:

    Awwww that’s so nice!

  2. Very lovely – I have not seen it before so am glad for the poster itself and the history behind it.

  3. eliz a buf says:

    what a lovely video! funny, tho, i was always sure it was meant as a wartime slogan and that the red & white would have been the original print colors…………………………. what does this say of my understanding of britain from my time there??!! tee hee, xoxo, buf

    • Oh but it WAS a wartime slogan! Which just spun me out considering the myriad ways it copied these days – VERY far away from wars!

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