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Impact of war on Britain Worth 25% of exam marks Example exam provided Course description provided Key skill you must be able to demonstrate for this exam.

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1 Impact of war on Britain Worth 25% of exam marks Example exam provided Course description provided Key skill you must be able to demonstrate for this exam are:- SOURCE ANALYSIS SKILLS

2 THINK!!! How would war impact the lives of people back home in Britain?

3 Impact of war on peoples lives at home Food supplies Men away women needed to work Shelter from bombs Homelessness Low morale, fear Fire Grief Evacuation of children Fear of spies Limited travel Government intervention Propaganda censorship

4 WW1 = WW2 = This was a new experience because it involved civilians It also needed governments involvement to keep up support for the war It also changed the lives of women

5 Aim to look at censorship and propaganda in both wars And to compare the similarities and differences 2012 good source question to use on page 146

6 Censorship WW1 During WW1 there were many vicious battles and soldiers had to endure awful conditions Death rates were high If you were an army censor would you publish this?

7 Censorship WW1 Read page 99 Read letter There are 5 things in the letter which are not desirable to be broadcast back home DID YOU GET 1)Next on your copy of letter highlight using two colours (question 1b) 2)Define CENSORSHIP 3)What was DORA food location Military plans deaths conditions Phrases giving away military information Phrases that might upset morale (spirits)

8 What a real letter would look like

9 Why did the Government need to introduce these measures? The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) was passed in the United Kingdom on 8 th August 1914, during the early weeks of World war One. It gave the government wide-ranging powers during the war period, such as the power to requisition buildings or land needed for the war effort, or to make regulations creating criminal offences.

10 DORA – Defence of the Realm Act 1914 Look at each if the options on the slide and sort into two columns: Necessary to Win the war Fake

11 Necessary to win the war Fake 1 no-one was allowed to talk about naval or military matters in public places 2 no-one was allowed to buy binoculars 3 no-one was allowed to light bonfires or fireworks 4 no-one was allowed to give bread to horses or chickens 5 no-one was allowed to use invisible ink when writing abroad 6 no-one was allowed to ring church bells 7 the government could take over any factory or workshop 8 the government could try any civilian breaking these laws 9 No-one was allowed to buy a drink for someone else in a pub. 10 the government could censor newspapers TRICK! They were all part of DORA! 11 pub opening times were restricted and alcohol was watered down. 12 no-one was allowed to fly a kite ACTIVITY Pick 4 of these regulations and give reasons why they were introduced (page 113 will be helpful)


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