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THE HOME FRONT: 1914-1918" HOW WAS A FIGHTING FORCE
MOBILISED?

THE HOME FRONT 1914-1918: MOBILISNG A FIGHTING FORCE

Persuading men to volunteer: propaganda, recruitment and Pal'
battalions
Outbreak: small, highly skilled army
Lord Kitchener was expected to command respect and confidence of the
people, and he became Secretary of State.…

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Created a newspaper: The Tribunal with its first issue in March 1916.
Not much support for them
The role of women in the armed forces
Challenged the idea of having `separate spheres'.
Nurses, number increased during the year
VADs: Voluntary Aid Detachments: had to be financially self-sufficient
and consequently many…

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Inadvertedly: the Germans did most of the propaganda work! Shelling of
Scarborough heightened Br fears of invasion and a marvelous
propaganda opportunity.
Even complete lies were told by `The Times'!!

The role of the cinema
Cartoons: crude and unsophisticated
Images of the front: official film unit that offered `authentic' scenes…

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Coal: war bonus was introduced and any surplus went to the treasury,
which was used to profit any individuals doing well.
Agriculture: rationing was set up: `Statuary food commitees', however
there was a reluctance to interfere with the countryside on the
landowners had profits as the war extended. Food became…

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