It was the summer of 1939. Nazi Germany had invaded Poland. The British government, worried that the winds of war were swirling around that island nation, ordered that this poster be produced. It was intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion.
Hundreds of thousands of this, and two companion posters, were issued and used across the country for motivational purposes, as the Ministry of Information assumed that the events of the first weeks of the war would demoralize the population. These particular posters were designed as “a statement of the duty of the individual citizen”, un-pictorial, to be accompanied by more colloquial designs.
The events of the past four days, while not as catastrophic as a world war, were devastating for any Dodger fans harboring any hope for a post-season appearance by the team. With the wreckage of this season strewn everywhere, “a statement of the duty of the Dodger fan” can be simply stated:
KEEP CALM and CARRY ON…
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This Day in Dodgers History
On August 10, 1951 – WCBS-TV televises the first baseball game broadcast in color, a Braves’ 8-1 victory over the hometown Dodgers in the first game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn’s announcers Red Barber and Connie Desmond provide the play-by-play commentary.