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    • Jonathan Mejia

      The real: "Keep Calm and go on". Life goes on, as does work. A milkman delivering on a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. 1940.

    • Mike Lenz

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    • Alex McIntire

      This actually is the REAL meaning behind keep calm and carry on! British milkman goes about his daily routine after a German bombing raid on London during the London blitz.

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