• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How did the home front effect the outcome of the war?

Extracts from this document...


How did the home front effect the outcome of the war. At the Beginning of the war britain had to poor both men and munitions into the western front if there was to be any chance of beating Germany. Many political and social changes occurred back in britain, this was more comonly known as the home front, the front from which all was made possible. One of the first changes was the introduction of D.O.R.A (defence of the realm act). This gave the government the power to imprison or punish anyone who was acting agenst the war effort. This ment that the war effort ran smoothly and so a grater amount of munitions, food and men could be shipped out to the western front. ...read more.


The 250,00 man that comprised the B.E.F had nearly all became wiped out by the german advance. Lord Kitchener (war minister) itroduced a recruting campain on august the 7th 1914. The WPB backed this by launching a poster campain (see right) and gloryfing the situation by publishing pro-war poems articles in the news papers. This was a sucesful campain and by 1916 over 3m men had volenteredto join the army. As a backlash of this the No-Conscription Fellowship (NCF) were formed. This consisted of about 300,000 men who belived that they did not have to kill there fellow man. They were refered to as conciances objectors. in febury 1916 conscription was introduced becauses the numbers of men were drying up. ...read more.


This ment that the troops could be trained just as quickly without reducing the numbers of officers on the western front. With the shortage of workers in britain due to the war many women began to fill in the vacant jobs. One such groop was known as the Womans Land Army (WLA), this was based mainly aroung farms. By 1917 there were 260,000 women working on the farms. They did very weel at cultivating the land and by 1918 they had incressed the production of Wheat by 54%, Barly by 17%, Oats by 38% and Potatoes by 68% compared with the producton of 1916. Women also filled a vital role in the production of munitions needed for the front line. Women didn't only fill in agriculture and industry, they were needd to keep order throughout britain. Margerat ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. Assess the effectiveness of the governments in Britain and Germany in maintaining the war ...

    Germany used literature like in Appendix 3 to promote hate of Britain, but was painting it in a more aggressive tone, rather than showing the German people why they should hate them. An important factor in the strengths and weaknesses of the propaganda of both countries is how well the literature is received.

  2. There are four main factors which affected the final outcome of the war: the ...

    The german bombing of London during the first Wrorld War on the final outcome of the war. War in the air had an equal affect on the outcome of the war as all of the other factors. What it brought to the war was technological advancement.

  1. The Home Front

    They did not feel safe due the constant threat of an attack at anytime of the day of night. The first major problems began to emerge for the British government. As the war became bogged down in a stalemate in 1915, it became increasingly obvious that planning for such a war was hopeless and inadequate.

  2. The home front (source based work) 1914 - 1918.

    The factory owner writes that 'The children...are better off than before,' well no family could be better of if they are earning 15 shillings a week unless they were unemployed before. The factory owner also writes that ' They like the freedom,' but if you are 'expected' to work overtime

  1. The Home Front – Cambridge During World War II

    Although I can have a reasonable guess about both of these, as it was probably at the start of the war, and they were probably placed in front of all buildings with glass that could smash. Question 3: During the war, many different groups were evacuated to Cambridge.

  2. The Prelude to the 1975 War and the Cairo Agreement.

    At the end of the war an official Lebanese government report was released which breaks down the casualty figures from 1975 to 1990, this put the total number of dead in Sabra and Shatila massacre at 857 and the number of wounded at 1,124.

  1. What role did the media play in the war effort on the home front?

    He would tell women how to keep themselves and there children healthy. This programme was to give women a reassurance that the government knows what the womenfolk have to put up with, gives information out to women. The BBC produced a more intellectual programme; it was called 'The Brains Trust'.

  2. Conscientious objectors

    us,' one CO's daughter remembers, 'and the landlord said he wouldn't repair our house after it was bombed, because my father wouldn't fight. I'm afraid it always seemed to be my mother who suffered because of it.' What hadn't changed was the courage and dedication shown by the new generation

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work