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History Lesson: The Story Behind “Keep Calm and Carry On”

These posters are everywhere, with all kinds of trivial additions following “Keep Calm And…”, but there is a story behind them.

This video gives a little history lesson and shows the heritage and purpose behind the posters. They were meant for stability and inspiration during a time of war, and they continue to inspire thousands of people decades later.

Here are the three posters that were the original propaganda set:

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