Saturday, March 10, 2012

The real story behind 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster

Watch this very enjoyable short film that tells the true story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster discovered by the proprietors of an old book shop in England. I downloaded their [free] Keep Calm App to my iPhone and love it. I can't wait to play around with it. I am such a child. Click here if you are unable to watch this video on my blog. I promise you are going to like it ! ! !

Screen shot of the Keep Calm app for iPhone and iPad. Download here.


Regina said...

this film is just another reason I love your blog. I learn somehting, get to see beautiful photos and smile alot....have a great weekend.

YONKS said...

That's brilliant!
Thanks x

Anonymous said...

Once again, you have transported we lucky Content in a Cottage readers into another realm from which we are enlightened and all the better.
I have only a wish for you in return -
Best day, Rosemary

tammy j said...

oh my gosh. i have been an anglophile all my life. and that phrase has seemed the epitome of the english spirit to me. especially brought to mind when i watched a documentary of the blitz bombing of london. to know its history now is grand.
and that bookstore... wonderful!
i ditto regina's well spoken comment above.
you just always make my day lady!
have a happy weekend,
tammy j

Gail, in northern California said...

Thank you so very much, Rosemary. I loved it and have already sent the link to a dear friend who is also an Anglophile.

Even on the weekend you remember us when you find something fantastic to share. This was no exception.

Barb said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I love your blog. Also, I was fascinated by the bookstore where the poster was found. It is on my "must see" list if I ever get to England again.

JulesTX said...

Thank you so much Rosemary !

I've loved this quote for a long time now and really enjoyed knowing more of the story behind it. I even made a needlepoint pillow last year with this saying on it as a gift for my mum.


merry_luvs_ny said...

Ohhhh, that is just AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing it, Rosemary. It was exactly what I needed for dealing with this coming week's challenges.

I think I'll have to order the coffee mug for work! The iPhone app sounds good, too.

Barter Books is AMAZING! I love the trains. And what a perfect example of incredible creativity in the adaptive re-use of a building.