Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20

Thread: The story of Keep Calm and Carry On

  1. #11
    One of the Regulars
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    167
    What a lovely and informative little film. Thanks so much for sharing. Oh, the delights you can find on Youtube!

    Keep calm and, well you know the rest.

  2. #12
    I'll Lock Up Smithy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Oz
    Posts
    4,314
    Quote Originally Posted by PADDY View Post
    Love it Paddy
    "K.B.O." - Winston Churchill

  3. #13
    I'll Lock Up dhermann1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Da Bronx, NY, USA
    Posts
    9,215
    I think in a day when Britain is struggling so hard to figure out its identity in a way post imperial world, it's a good thing to have this extreme essence of traditional Britishness to contemplate.
    "Hello. I'm Mr. Hardy, and this is my friend, Mr. Laurel."

  4. #14
    I'll Lock Up Spitfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Posts
    4,958
    Saw this one in Liberty House, London the other day:

    KEEP CALM
    and
    CALL MOM



    By the way - here's a link to a site where you can generate your own poster:
    http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/
    Last edited by Spitfire; 03-07-2012 at 01:18 AM.
    "There I stood at the bar, wearing a Mae West, no jacket, and beginning to leak blood from my torn boot. None of the golfers took any notice of me - after all, I wasn't a member!'

  5. #15
    One Too Many
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    1,463
    Thanks for the link Spitfire!

    Last edited by MisterCairo; 03-07-2012 at 08:07 AM.

  6. #16
    I'll Lock Up Spitfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Posts
    4,958
    U r welcome :-)

    Last edited by Spitfire; 03-07-2012 at 09:14 AM.
    "There I stood at the bar, wearing a Mae West, no jacket, and beginning to leak blood from my torn boot. None of the golfers took any notice of me - after all, I wasn't a member!'

  7. #17
    One Too Many
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Not where I thought I was going, but probably where I need to be.
    Posts
    1,245
    Thanks for the links.

  8. #18
    Familiar Face
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    East Africa
    Posts
    60
    That poster should have been reprinted and massively distributed after 9/11.

  9. #19
    "A List" Customer J.W.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Southern tip of northern Germany
    Posts
    308
    This is what I saw this morning:



    Had to think of this thread right away, but I haven't got a clue, what "pien" means.

    Please excuse crappy mobile pic.

  10. #20
    One Too Many Miss Sis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hampshire, England Via the Antipodes.
    Posts
    1,893
    I find the whole explosion of this saying/poster highly amusing, as years before it splattered across the media, a friend of ours had an original one in his kitchen.

    We said, oh, that's nice, where'd it come from? He said after his company announced a whole raft of redundancies were going to be made, it just appeared on the office wall one day. Everyone had a laugh but no-one admitted they had put it up. Our friend had a closer look, realised it was a rare Wartime poster and one night some time later he took it down, rolled it up and took it home. No-one mentioned it, so he kept it and put it in his kitchen.

    I do wonder where it came from, who found it and also, how much an original one of those is worth!
    There is no time, Madam, at which hats do not matter.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •