The Home Front During WWI. How did World War One change the lives of the British people?. The Home front. Recruitment & Conscription Censorship & Propaganda DORA & government intervention The effects of submarine warfare – rationing Dangers of attack and invasion Role of women.
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The Home Front During WWI How did World War One change the lives of the British people?
The Home front • Recruitment & Conscription • Censorship & Propaganda • DORA & government intervention • The effects of submarine warfare – rationing • Dangers of attack and invasion • Role of women
Recruitment & Conscription • Initial enthusiasm • Waves of recruits • Enthusiasm waned • Introduction of conscription
Propaganda & Censorship • Government propaganda to support recruitment • Propaganda to boost morale & encourage hatred of Germans • Censorship
DORA • Increase in government powers • Land requisitioning • Rationing • BST introduced
Submarine warfare & rationing • Threat of U boats • Use of convoys • DORA – rationing 1918
Dangers of attack and invasion • Shelling of cities on the East Coast • Zeppelin attacks • ‘Dogfights’
Use your own knowledge to think about the content of the source Sources: How useful? There were shouts of "fire", well you could not miss it, the whole place was lit up. We were all outside looking. I went upstairs to get a shawl. Suddenly I was downstairs and the house was on top of me. It's funny but I can't really remember hearing the explosion.....our house was blown down right enough.We don't go up to Silverton again....I didn't go to school again. There was no school, no house, so there was no point. Mabel Bastable, an eye-witness at Silverton The worst factory accident was at Silverton in the East End of London. On Jan 19th, 1917, the munitions factory exploded and 69 people were killed and over 400 injured Provenance: