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Why was Rationing introduced?
.Introduced January 1918. Stock of food low-1917. It has benefiting effects for kids.People hoarding food.Rich people would be able to afford higher prices than others. German Submarines in 1915 February would sink British waters bringing in supplies
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What were the Restrictions?
Food in restaurants were controlled. National Rration book which had coupons which are cut out when food was bought. White bread was banned. 1st Jan: sugar rationed.
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What were the consequences?
stealing a rationbook- 3 months in prision. Shopkeep supplying food illegally - Fined £75, equivalent to 7-8 wages for working people. Government increased rises for industrial workers.
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March 1915
Government to drew up a register of women willing to undertake work
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London, July 1915
Suffragettes organised a demonstration demanding right to vote. Over 100,000 registered.
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Government's and Trade Unions agreement?
1915- women were to be paid the same as men, but only to take of men's jobs during the war.
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Before War- Men's belief
Women shpuld stay at home with their children and not go to work.
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Middle Class Women
Given a new independance
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Women were...
Finacially independant from husbands
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Women remained...
minority in the work forve and were paid less than men
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Women could...
wear makeup, visit pubs
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Women became....
Unwilling to go back to domestic services.They enjoyed the more interesting, active hard jobs. Tthey were expected to give up their jobs for men after the war ended.
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After war...
many went back o domestic services. Few became office workers or stayed in their role.
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End of war.....
800,000 women worked in engineering jobs
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Food in restaurants were controlled. National Rration book which had coupons which are cut out when food was bought. White bread was banned. 1st Jan: sugar rationed.

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What were the Restrictions?

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stealing a rationbook- 3 months in prision. Shopkeep supplying food illegally - Fined £75, equivalent to 7-8 wages for working people. Government increased rises for industrial workers.

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Government to drew up a register of women willing to undertake work

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Suffragettes organised a demonstration demanding right to vote. Over 100,000 registered.

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