Why did the government pass DORA in 1914

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GB in total war during WWI
Government needed whole population to work for the war effort

Control of civilians

  • Censorship to keep morale (Newspapers, letters, reports etc)
  • Various measures to prevent civilians giving away important info
    (eg no binoculars / no bonfires)
  • Pub opening hours reduce
    Buying rounds banned
    Ensure people fit for…


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