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Keep calm and carry on – information from the accompanying info sheet: “It was 1939 and Britain was on the brink of war. In anticipation of this the British Government’s Ministry of Information commissioned a series of propaganda posters to reassure the polulation they would be defended at all costs.

The posters were to be displayed all over the country once war was declared. Using only the crown of King George VI this particular poster simply read “Keep Calm and Carry On”. It never actually made it onto the walls of Britain and was never officially issued.

A crumbled copy of the poster was however rediscovered by chance many years later amongst a pile of dusty old books in a book store in Northumberland, England.

This simple poster with its simple message is just as relevant today as it was back in the 1930s.”

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