British Depth Study: WW1 - Censorship & Propaganda

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The government used DORA to control information about the war.
People were only told about victories.
· The government did not want to lower people's morale.
Journalists were not allowed to go to the front line until 1916.
· They had to be approved by the government.
· They…

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7. Although people criticised the war and their leaders 1917, most were still determined to win.
8. Most people were relieved when the war ended 1918.
a. The human and money cost had been huge.
b. People were desperate to rebuild their lives and the country,

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Authors wrote books or pamphlets supporting the war, often for free.
· Top authors like HG Wells, Hardy and Kipling signed a Declaration by Authors to support the war.

Oxford University made the Red Book, explaining why Britain was right to go to war. It sold 50,000


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