COMPLETE NOTES ON EDEXCEL GCSE HISTORY: War and the Transformation of British Society 1931-51

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WAR AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BRITISH
SOCIETY
29th October 1929 ­ Wall Street collapsed... Great Depression began. USA
couldn't lend money to European countries and recalled some loans. Depression
soon hit Britain and the rest of Europe because of their over-dependence on the
USA.

Demand for British escorts declined because…

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Wall Street crash. Northern Ireland, North-East and North-West England,
Clydeside and South Wales.


In 1931, the Government introduced the Means Test to tackle the high cost of
unemployment. Before people could receive the `dole', they had to have their
houses inspected to check all their savings and possessions. Families may…

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charge. However, when they arrived in London, there was little support and
sympathy from members of the government.

Achievements
Jarrow Petition was presented to house of commons
Marchers were given support from the public
The march improved public image of hunger marches
Police praised marchers for being well organised and…

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had major weaknesses, whereas the RAF had great strengths. The Battle of
Britain was a turning point because it was Hitler's first real defeat.

Hitler began the Blitz because he wanted to destroy infrastructure and to break
down the morale of British people. Coventry was one of the worst affected…

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and became known as land girls. They worked to produce as much food as
possible to protect the country from starvation.

D-DAY AND THE DEFEAT OF GERMANY
The Normandy landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of
Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings
commenced…

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contributions. The state "should not stifle incentive, opportunity,
responsibility; in establishing a national minimum, it should leave room
and encouragement for voluntary action by each individual to provide
more than that minimum for himself and his family".
Beveridge was opposed to "means-tested" benefits. His proposal was for a flat
rate…

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