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The Story of "Keep Calm and Carry On"

You've likely seen the famous slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On". The WWII-era slogen is available for sale on everything from posters, to coffee mugs and tote bags. Now, in the wake of the Paris attacks, keeping calm may be the best reaction.
An original 1939 Ministry of Information 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster, left, is seen on display at Christie's auction house in London. (The Associated Press)

You've likely seen the famous slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On".  The WWII-era slogen is available for sale on everything from posters, to coffee mugs and tote bags. Now, in the wake of the Paris attacks, keeping calm may be the best reaction. 

This video, made by the English bookstore "Barter Books" tells the story behind the original "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster.

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