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  • DORA-the Defence of the Realm Act 1914
    • The government had to ensure  that:
      • There were enough resources t fight the war
      • British people could fight and support the war
    • The act allowed the government to:
      • take control of important industry e.g. coal
      • Take over 2.5 million acres of land/buildings (for farming)
      • introduce british summer time to allow more daylight woking hours
      • control drink hours/ strength of alcohol
      • introduce conscript
      • censor newspapers + letters from soldiers
      • enforce rationing


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