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When did ww1 start?
1914
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What did DORA stand for?
Defence Of the Realm Act
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What did DORA allow the government to do? (Five things)
Introduce British summer time, control alcohol levels in beer, control drinking hours, control vital industries like coal mining, take 2.5 million acres of land and buildings
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How did the government use DORA to control information given out about the war?
Censorship of newspapers, control what photos were taken, soldiers letters were censored, ban photos of dead soldiers, stop people talking about the war
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When was conscription introduced?, for what ages?
1916, ages 18-41
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Why was there a food crisis in 1917?
German U-boats were sinking most of the food ships to Britain
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How was the food crisis in 1917 solved?
Navy convoy system, food rationing and Britain grew more food (Women's land army)
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What was jobs became open to women during the war?
Working in munitions factories, drivers, cooks, telephonists, firemen, coal-men ect
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When was voluntary food rationing introduced?
1917
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When was compulsory food rationing introduced
1918
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What was rationed?
Beer, butter, sugar, meat, bread, tea, potatoes
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When was the battle of Somme film shown?
1916
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Why could the Battle of the Somme film be seen as anti-war?
It was the first accurate representation of what the war was like, and showed many deaths of soldiers
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What was set up to improve morale in 1917?, how?
National War Aims Committee, which produced sponsored speeches and propaganda literature
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When did the war end?
11th November 1918
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