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Front cover of The Picture Post, vol. 27, no. 6, 12 May 1945.

Full colour front page showing a drawing of representatives of each military branch marching towards the viewer, holding the flags of the Allies.Sir - Is it wise, to say the least, to placard the countryside with posters calling on the courage and resolution of the individual when no appreciable demands have as yet been made on these qualities? The official responsible must seriously misjudge the temper of the people; or is it the hidden hand tryin to make our flesh creep? Yours faithfully, VMC Napier, BrigadierPoster, white text 'Keep Calm and Carry On' on a plain red backgroundDig for Victory poster showing the crops to be planted in different months of the yearCartoon poster showing a man sneezing without covering his mouth. Slogan: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases - trap the germs in your handkerchief.Image of shadowy hands holding a black diary. Don't keep a diary, it might get into the enemy's hands.Save Fuel for Battle: The husband who wasted the hot water. Depicts a man running a very full hot bath and shaving at a sink with the taps running, watched angrily by his wife.