Simon Parke: Following instructions
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 @ 00:00
IT WAS THE “Keep Calm and Carry On” Alternative Christmas Fayre — and we did, Captain Mainwaring. Don’t panic!
In the spring of 1939, when war with Germany loomed, the British Government’s Ministry of Information commissioned a series of posters to be distributed throughout the country at the commencement of hostilities. They were a message from the King to reassure and embolden flagging spirits.
The design was simple: beneath the King’s crown were words in a ...
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