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how far was britain changed by WW2?

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Introduction

How far was British Society changed by the experiences of the Second World War ? Think about total war with all involved in sharing the struggle and making different sacrifices. Who was most affected? Make the point that the gulf between the classes may have been narrowed but it had certainly not disappeared altogether. There was more consensus and an understanding between the classes. ...read more.

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Areas of impact . Work life -Unemployment was reduced, longer days, tiredness and late nights saw a rise in industrial accidents, less strikes than in the Great War, average earnings up for working classes, growth in trade unions(compulsory arbitration) .Home life-Bereavements, broken marriages .Housing-bombing of cities, Anderson shelter,halting of housing boom .Classes-social mobility, middle and upper classes hit harder by higher taxation Working class had less unemployment and better nutrition .Children-evacuation,education/ Blitz(Operation Pied Piper) ...read more.

Conclusion

.People in general .Who are the different sections ? Sacrifices-Wives/families of service men who lost out on pay. Middle and upper classes-higher taxation Military Conscription Rationing-Woolton Pie/Clothes Personal freedom-censorship,propaganda,Identity cardsMinistry of Information Older Men-Home Guard/Civil Defence Unmarried women-Conscription,Leaving Home WVS Land Army Women-homes,work,pay and conditions,Auxiliary services Blitz-damage to homes and Evacuation,Indiscriminate bombing Work-Longer working days,rise in industrial accidents, trade unions had to have compulsory arbitration Petty crime /Black Market Looters Those who were wasteful-Lord Woolton etc 'Squander bug' Discrimination in the work place and to overseas forces Conclusion based on How far............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ...read more.

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