Impact of War

Lucy Tyrrell
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Lucy Tyrrell
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1 Defence Of the Realm Act (DORA) - didn't allow people to:
1.1 Discuss naval or military matters. Anybody doing so would be suspected to be a spy.
1.2 Write a letter using invisible ink
1.2.1 Government don't want people hiding things from them.
1.3 Write newspaper articles including military information.
1.4 Fly a kite - might be signalling to submarines.
1.4.1 Sorry Pooh Bear :(
1.5 Light a bonfire
1.6 Publish articles critical of the war - keep public morales high.
1.7 Buy binoculars.
1.8 Buy full strength alcohol.
1.9 Be in the pub in the afternoon.
1.10 Feed bread to wild animals - NO WASTING FOOD!
2 Censorship
2.1 Pictures to be published - checked and either approved or destroyed. Bits could be inked out.
2.2 Newspaper Articles - checked and either approved, edited or banned.
2.3 Letters - opened and checked at random.
3 Political leaders - Main PMs:
3.1 David Lloyd George (WWI) 16-18
3.2 Winston Churchill (WWII) 40-45
3.2.1 Churchill's image used a lot in propaganda
3.2.2 Motivational speaker. .Legendary speeches.
3.2.2.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTw3_PmKtc
4 Rationing
4.1 Rationing used in both wars.
4.2 During WW1, rationing was introduced in 1918.
4.3 Used much more in WW2 - food, clothes and petrol were all rationed.
4.4 Food imports were down by 50% in WW2.
4.5 Started in Jan 1940
4.6 Everyone issued with Ration Book and had a certain number of coupons.
4.7 Caused many people to buy food on the black market, at inflated prices.
5 Dig for Victory
5.1 Encouraged people to dig up lawns and parks to grow food.
5.2 By the end of 1942, the number of allotments had doubled to 1.5 million.
6 Make Do and Mend
6.1 People had to use the materials and clothes they already had. New dresses could be made out of a pair of curtains.
7 Women
7.1 In WW2, Women could be conscripted.
7.2 90% of single women had a job in WW2.
7.3 Womens Auxiliary Air Force
7.4 Women's Voluntary Service
7.5 Women's Royal Naval Service
7.6 Women's Land Army
7.7 Auxiliary Territorial Service
8 The Five Giants
8.1 Five biggest problems after WWII
8.2 Want (Poverty)
8.3 Ignorance (Lack of Education)
8.4 Disease
8.5 Squallor (Housing Problems)
8.6 Idleness (Unemployment)