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How were civilians affected by World War 1? Aim :  To revise key details  about the British Home  Front during the First  ...
<ul><li>Britain enters an European war </li></ul><ul><li>Germany invades Belgium that was supposed not to be invaded . </l...
Family affair Queen Victoria Grandsons George V Nicholas II Kaiser William II British King Russian King German King
August 1914 <ul><li>There was a great enthusiasm over all europe (from both sides). </li></ul><ul><li>They thought they wo...
<ul><li>Britain:  </li></ul><ul><li>Censorship: </li></ul><ul><li>soldier´s letters  </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></u...
Recruitment <ul><li>Initial recruitment used posters, leaflets, etc. to build an army quickly </li></ul><ul><li>What is th...
 
Recruitment
<ul><li>Voluntary recruitment was  de creasing, but the demand for troops was increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary recru...
<ul><li>Battleships were so precious that admirals didn´t risk them at battle. </li></ul><ul><li>British blockade german p...
Rationing <ul><li>In April 1917, German U-Boats were sinking one in every four British merchant ships </li></ul><ul><li>Br...
Rationing <ul><li>In 1917  voluntary  rationing began, led by the royal family </li></ul><ul><li>In 1918  compulsory  rati...
The Brown Family’s Four War Christmas <ul><li>What is happening in each frame? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why these things ...
 
 
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Britain in WWI

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  1. 1. How were civilians affected by World War 1? Aim : To revise key details about the British Home Front during the First World War http://www.mrallsophistory.com/powerpoint/ww1.ppt
  2. 2. <ul><li>Britain enters an European war </li></ul><ul><li>Germany invades Belgium that was supposed not to be invaded . </li></ul><ul><li>Britain declares war on Germany. </li></ul>Britain enters the war
  3. 3. Family affair Queen Victoria Grandsons George V Nicholas II Kaiser William II British King Russian King German King
  4. 4. August 1914 <ul><li>There was a great enthusiasm over all europe (from both sides). </li></ul><ul><li>They thought they would be victorious and that the war would be over by Christmas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Britain: </li></ul><ul><li>Censorship: </li></ul><ul><li>soldier´s letters </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs of dead or injured soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Reports aimed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain morale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage civilians to support the war effort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create hatred and suspicion of the enemy </li></ul></ul>British point of view
  6. 6. Recruitment <ul><li>Initial recruitment used posters, leaflets, etc. to build an army quickly </li></ul><ul><li>What is the message of this poster? </li></ul><ul><li>How would this poster encourage men to join the army? </li></ul>
  7. 8. Recruitment
  8. 9. <ul><li>Voluntary recruitment was de creasing, but the demand for troops was increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary recruitment didn’t share the burden between all parts of society </li></ul><ul><li>Conscription introduced in 1916 </li></ul><ul><li>All men aged 18-40 had to register </li></ul><ul><li>They could be called up to fight at any time </li></ul>Conscription
  9. 10. <ul><li>Battleships were so precious that admirals didn´t risk them at battle. </li></ul><ul><li>British blockade german ports to prevent food and other supplies from being imported. </li></ul><ul><li>Germany was short on food in 1918. In reply, they sent submarines to sink britain merchant ships. </li></ul><ul><li>Britain bought food from neutral countries. </li></ul>Naval War
  10. 11. Rationing <ul><li>In April 1917, German U-Boats were sinking one in every four British merchant ships </li></ul><ul><li>Britain was running out of food </li></ul>
  11. 12. Rationing <ul><li>In 1917 voluntary rationing began, led by the royal family </li></ul><ul><li>In 1918 compulsory rationing began </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Butter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beer </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. The Brown Family’s Four War Christmas <ul><li>What is happening in each frame? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why these things are happening, based on what you know about life on the Home Front </li></ul>
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