First World War- what did they do back home in Britain

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  • The population at home
    • Recruitment
      • Women were recruited into the armed forces as nursers, drivers, cooks
      • Huge poster campaign  to get people to join up
    • Reduced wrokforce
      • Fewer workers because men left to join the army
    • Rationing
      • A fixed allowance of sugar, meat, butter, jam and tea
        • Introduced in 1918
      • British Summer Time was introduced to give more daylight working hours
    • Propanganda
      • Newspaper and soldiers' letters were censored
      • Posters encouraged morale
      • What did it do?
    • Civilian casualties
      • 57 Zeppelin bombing raids after 1915
        • Zeppelin is a german air ship
      • German navy shelled Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough
  • Huge poster campaign  to get people to join up
  • The Defence of the Realm Act
    • The population at home
      • Recruitment
        • Women were recruited into the armed forces as nursers, drivers, cooks
      • Reduced wrokforce
        • Fewer workers because men left to join the army
      • Rationing
        • A fixed allowance of sugar, meat, butter, jam and tea
          • Introduced in 1918
        • British Summer Time was introduced to give more daylight working hours
      • Propanganda
        • Newspaper and soldiers' letters were censored
        • Posters encouraged morale
        • What did it do?
      • Civilian casualties
        • 57 Zeppelin bombing raids after 1915
          • Zeppelin is a german air ship
        • German navy shelled Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough
    • Was passed in August 1914
    • Lloyd George became Minister of Munitions and set up munition factories
      • Worked with trade unions to prevent strikes
  • Wasn't just about finding recruits

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