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what was appeasment
a deal with hitler to prevent war as nobody wanted a war after ww1 people still wary
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why was chamberlain getting increasing critised
appeasment became unpopular after the invasion on czechslovia march 1939 and poland in 1939 failed a reliance with soviet russia to deter hitler and undermined hitlers strength, didnt get economy ready for war, army not prepared/supplied with enough
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what month did chamberlain resign
may 1939
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who were both in running for primeminister
lord halifax and churchill
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what was wrong with lord halifax
too closely realted to appeasement and was a lord he didnt have a lot of motivation or self belief
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what did people like about churhill
completely against appeasement determination thought he was the best man for the job motivated
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what were three policies wartime coalition
organising the economy for war, paying for war, planning for post war britian
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what ministries were set up to help the wars
food, shipping, information and economic warfare, ministry for aircraft and labour established
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what was bevins job in the war and what problem did he face
minister of labour 1 million out of work 1940 had to get them back to work and mobilise the workforce efficiently for total war
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why did we have to rely on oil imports
many miners were doing wartime jobs or in the forces and mine old and lacked machinery dangerous
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complete the speach i have nothing to offer but blood toil ........ and .........
tears and sweat
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name one other labour in the wartime cabinet apart from atlee
arthur greenwood
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name a buisness man brought in to the coalition
lord woolton
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who were the bevin boys q
young men conscripted to work in the coal mines
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how did he improve work
canteens medical centres at work and washrooms wages improved
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how did bevin make work enjoyable
encouraged lunchtime entertainment broadcasted on bbc radio as workers playtime
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why was there a food shortage
german u boats attacks loss of shipping and imports of food reduced
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name two ways food shortages were solved
rationing, the ministry of food controlled it and dig for victory
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why was ww2 more expensive than ww1
lasted longer, more technology and on a larger scale
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three ways the government paid for war
consumption through high taxation public to buy war bonds neglected new investment apart from war production relied on overseas aid from the empire and USA
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how much did income tax go up by
10 shilling in the pound
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how much did canada give us as a gidt as well as interest free loans
$1,000 million
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what was the lend lease scheme
provided war materials and war supplies which would be returned or pay for at a later date
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what was the emergency hospital scheme
greater state control over hospitals and free treatment for bomb victims
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when was the beveridge report published and why
december 1942
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what were the five giants
poverty-want, sickness, lack of education, bad housing and unemployment
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name one major act of 1944 that tried to solve one of beveridges giants even before war was over
educatuion act
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