|obtained from Wikipedia|
You've seen it all over, seen variations and more than enough parodies of it. But, have you wondered how it all started?.... Keep calm and read on:
1939, World War 2 has started, the British government seeking to reassure its people in the dark days that lay ahead created 3 posters:
Will bring us Victory.
Freedom is in peril,
With all your might.
Keep Calm being the 3rd never got into circulation. Looks like the situation didn't get that much dire to require it's release after the first 2:
Rediscovered years later in 2000 by a couple who own a used book store among some books they acquired in an auction, the wife liked it so much she had it framed and hanged up in store. It attracted lots of customers' attention and interest that a year later the couple started selling copies, from whence it has spread to all the memes and parodies and variations we have to day...
A timeless phrase to those deep in the quagmire of life, to inspire confidence in times of difficulty, to assure hope when in peril, to encourage when in distress..... to Keep Calm and Carry on.
Keep calm and check the 3mins video below for an extended summary ;)
|Example parody of Keep Calm and Carry On.|