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2nd Aug 1914
War Declared by Germany & Recruitment Began
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8th Aug 1914
DORA introduced: Defence of Realm Act
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Autumn 1914
Women's organisations set up
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16th Dec 1914
Scarborough Attacks - KILLED 119 people
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19th Jan 1915
First Air raids on East Anglian towns - Zeppelin airships
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May 1915
Coalition Government formed - politicians from all parties helped to handle crisis in Britain
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15th July 1915
National Registration - census to see how many men were available to the army
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Autumn 1915
Agreement with Trade Unions - women PAID EQUAL to men + government set up their own munitions factories recruiting women
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11th Oct 1915
Derby Scheme - aimed to increase Voluntary Recruitment
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25th Jan 1916
Conscription - for single men aged 18-40
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16th May 1916
Conscription EXTENDED to married men
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1st July 1916
Battle Of Somme
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Aug 1915
Propoganda - The Battle of Somme feature film
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18th Nov 1916
End of Battle of Somme - 1/2 million men died
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7th Dec 1916
Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister & Ministry of Labour set up to deal with labour and food shortage
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Feb 1917
The Women's Labour army - recruiting women for farms
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April 1917
Government took 2.5million acres of land under DORA for farming
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Nov 1917
The Nine Penny Loaf - law to control price of bread
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Nov 1917
Voluntary Rationing Scheme - failed as prices continued rising
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25th Feb 1918
Compulsory Rationing Scheme
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April 1918
Rationing of MEAT, BUTTER & CHEESE
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11th Nov 1918
Armistice Signed
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14th Dec 1918
General Election - Women could VOTE
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DORA introduced: Defence of Realm Act

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8th Aug 1914

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Women's organisations set up

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Card 4

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Scarborough Attacks - KILLED 119 people

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Card 5

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First Air raids on East Anglian towns - Zeppelin airships

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