We've all seen this poster, I have a version of it on my sidebar.
Along with the rest of the world I really like it. I knew it was a WWII poster and that was about all I knew. However I've recently discovered its full story. Which, in a nutshell, is as follows:
2.5 million copies of the poster were printed to stiffen public resolve in the event of a national invasion. All remained in storage until one copy was found 60 years later at the bottom of a box of books bought at auction. The bookseller put the poster up in his shop and its message of reassurance has since become iconic.
I found this information on the back of a birthday card I bought from Marks & Spencer and decided to delve a bit deeper into it on the internet. If you're interested here's a link to the poster's full history on the website of the bookstore where it was found. Fascinating stuff.
For some reason it really pleased me to discover this little bit of information and so I'm linking to Dayle's blog for this weeks Simple Pleasures.