It’s already January 2014 but I’m still posting postcards I received in August 2013. :P Seriously lagging behind…>_< but I’ll keep calm and carry on. :P
Received in mid August 2013 via Postcrossing private swap – my 5th keep calm card. Thanks Dominique! :)
The Origin of Keep Calm & Carry On:
Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 several months before the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the aftermath of widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities.
The poster was initially produced by the Ministry of Information, at the beginning of the Second World War. It was intended to be distributed in order to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster, such as mass bombing of major cities using high explosives and poison gas, which was widely expected within hours of an outbreak of war. Over 2,500,000 copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers, and never saw public display.
The poster was third in a series of three. The previous two posters from the series, “Freedom Is In Peril. Defend It With All Your Might” and “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory” were issued and used across Britain for motivational purposes, as the Ministry of Information assumed that the events of the first weeks of the war would demoralise the population.
(Thanks Wikipedia, as usual! :P)
Lovely Belgian stamps:
Lovely triangular postmark: