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Defence of the Realm Act

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Question 9 the defence of the realm act went to great lengths to cover up what life was really like in the trenches during the war there were many posters and other forms of propaganda brought out to help the government with their campaign to get people to join up for the war the posters were used to paint a heroic not so dangerous trench life for people who were going to sign up. and in source A we see how a government played on the feeling of how a father wants to set an example for his children by showing his bravery by joining up for the war it does this by a father sat their deep in thought with one child on the floor ...read more.


did not want the true picture of the war to be shown and it wanted to keep peoples spirits so it would feature such photographs as the one used in source b of army recruiting office this photo could have been used to how many people were joining up for the war and show how loyal British people are to king and country and if the reader hadn't joined up yet then they would be missing out. also advertisements were used not only to sell products but to sell the war as in one example sours D shows the calm and relaxed side of war the "time for one more" side of war it shows in the advert a soldier blatantly sticking his head way above the safety of the trench and him scanning the land with a sort of half smile on his face. ...read more.


the government did play a big part in the propaganda conspiracy by issuing a certain type of postcard to soldiers this postcard instead of being written totally on only had words on that you could put a line through like the post card would say i am quite well or i have been admitted to hospital if u were put into hospital you would put a line through the i am quite well sentence. if anything else other that what was instructed was put on the postcard it would have been destroyed. The reason the defence of the relm act did all this was because they didnt want people to find out what life in the trenches was really like as the countrys moral would drop and people would stop joining up for the army. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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