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what is censorship
official control of the media to remove objectionable material
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What is propaganda
an organised programme of publicity giving selected information to the public
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What was set up within hours of the outbreak of war and explain it
the ministry of information. by the end of the war, there was 3000 member. wasnt successful in its poster campaigns- didnt win support
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What did the posters encourage?
growing own produce, not to discuss things openly, mend cloths, convince, appeal and educate
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In 1939, how did electrical media help?
there were 20,000 TV, 9mil license holders so all families had access to radio. Speaker had to give name before bulletin- no imposter.
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What was censored?
soldier's letters, telephone calls between leaders, tv programmes cancelled as it destroyed moral and newspapers were monitored and sometimes banned
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In 1938, describe the food imported and why
55,000,000 tonnes of food improted: 1/2 meat, majority was cheese, fruit, ceareals and fats. in case if british ships were attacked.
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When and was the first food rationing process?
national registration day on 29th sept 1939- where every householder filled a form of tennants andgave ID and ration book
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How did women help in the armed forces?
did office work, driving, domestic duties. gave men more time for combat duties. Women also worked as mechanics, welders, pilots, carpenters and even gunners on aircraft guns
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How did women help in heavy industry and describe their productivity and treatment
aircraft factories, engineers, munitions, mechanics, lorry, train and bus drivers, Women occuped 57% of jobs in factories. More productive- producing 120, men only 100 daily. 16 hours a day, all week, no bank holidays, paid 25% less than men
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how did women help in the land army
they helped grow food to avoid starvation
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When was D-day
5 o the 6th of june 1944
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What was operation overlord
a plan when allied troops was sent to the french coast (occupied by Germany). Troops march east into germany and free europe from nnazis
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what is operation fortitude
an attempt to mislead germans about where invasion based. Fake army camps and vehicles places in south of england to pretend that landing is in Pas de Calais
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what was d-day
the actual day of the secret invasion of normandy, by USA and britain, with the aim of claiming western europe (norway, denmark, netherlands, france (1939-1940)
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What were the casualties of d-day and was it a success?
10,000 allied casualties by in july 1944, 1,000,000 allied trooped landed in normandy- success
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What is operation market garden
to shorten the war and keep citizens safe and to capture bridges for moving military equipment through Holland. It didn't end the war but it shortened it by 3-6 months, by giving closer bridges to the UK and to bring supplies across easier
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when was the battle of the bulge
16 dec 1944
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What was the battle of the bulge
a secret attack by hitler to achieve surpirse- rapid advances into belguim and luxemburge creating a bulge.
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how many troops involved in battle and how many americans and germans died
600,000 us troops in battle, the US lost 81,000 men and germans lost 100,000
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