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I was wondering, in researching my World War II novels, why this suddenly ubiquitous catch phrase of the era never occurs during the era.  But now we see why.  And what a BLOODY attractive bookstore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrHkKXFRbCI&feature=player_embedded

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  1. Very interesting! I think the reason it is so iconic is because we all admire the way London managed through the blitz, and it seems to epitomize the way they did it. My father described how he was told when he was walking to school at about 7 or 8, that when the engines cut-out on those old planes equipped with a bomb, no driver and limited amounts of gas (I can’t remember what they were called), he was to take cover in a ditch. He also claimed to have slept through the destruction of the house two houses over. He was a very sound sleeper.

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  2. Ok, now I remembered what they were called. Doodle-bugs:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-1_flying_bomb

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  3. That is really cool. I think the poster is gorgeous, too. Plus, it’s good advice for me right now.

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