Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

7 comments:

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Mary Ann, thank you so much for sharing this video. I am sure that the young folks today who parody this iconic poster have no idea under what circumstances the original was created. I learned something new as well, I had no idea that this poster was not distributed during WWII and was only recently discovered. I agree with the commentator in this video, the message is not one to be trivialized but should be remembered and honored as it was created. Thanks again, Deb

Soggibottom said...

Such a lovely comment by Deb.
I think the older I get the more I realise how lucky I am as I come from a generation after the 2nd world war.
:-) x x x

Judy said...

Mary Ann,this is a great video.I had no idea this was the origin of that slogan.Thanks for posting this.

Linens and Royals said...

An amazing and interesting video. I had a vague idea it was a war slogan but didn't know the full story.

Rhissanna said...

Ohh! This is a gem! I used to live near Alnwick, but I haven't visited there for years. I knew the poster was an unreleased wartime design and that it was found in a northern England bookshop, but I didn't know exactly where. This is a lovely little film and yes, it pinpoints exactly the universal appeal of the message.

And my, that looks like a lovely bookshop! Just perfect... Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!

Lin said...

I think it's a simple, yet important message to keep in mind--at all times. It's incredible that they found this...after all that time.

Great story and video--I never knew it was never used or released.

Lyn said...

I love this and will be popping it on to my blog to pass it on, thanks!
xxx

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