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Essay Question 5 Study all the sources. Source P is for the television series which suggests that many of the efforts made to protect and defend the country were not very effective. Use the evidence of the sources, and your own knowledge, to explain wheth

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Essay Question 5 Study all the sources. Source P is for the television series which suggests that many of the efforts made to protect and defend the country were not very effective. Use the evidence of the sources, and your own knowledge, to explain whether you agree with this view of measures taken in Barking and Dagenham. Effort was a large fraction of the community of Barking and Dagenham. Everyone played a part, whether it be on the front line or just being at home looking after their family. With everybody helping surely what was done to protect and defend our country was effective, but not everything shows that is was especially source P. This illustrates a television show called 'Dad's Army' that represents the efforts of the Home Guard, this portrays that they were not effective but it can be both seen as a true and false image of the effectiveness. In this question I shall look at all of the sources to see how they show how effective the war efforts were. Every Source shows how effective the efforts made in the war actually were. Source A, B and P are all about the Home Guard and they all show something whether it be big or small. Source A is a picture of a boat with the Home Guard on it. This shows the efforts they made. ...read more.

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I also believe that this is true. The next source that I looked at that was under this category was source B which on the other hand is very different. It is a picture of some people in the Creekmouth Air Raid Patrol. Creekmouth is not in the borough of Barking and Dagenham which again could prove to be another problem because it means the people of this county are shown, so we don't know if they would have been effective within their actions. This only shows them posing for a photograph, they are not in action and it doesn't show the efforts they made and how effective they were. If I was to look at the photograph alone I would not think that what they had done had been very useful to the war situation, although they look as it they were trying to keep the moral up. The next source that I analysed was source H which shows which is a list of people who were killed. This links in with the fire brigade source because it shows the people who had died from these demolished houses. Although it is effective in showing the people who had died, it is not the most effective source to show how the efforts were effective. It is a list of people who have died, if I had to look at this on its own I would not know how effective the efforts of the borough of Barking and Dagenham. ...read more.

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The next source that I studied was source M, again this is a photographic source that shows the children getting ready to get onto the boat. Although the source before demonstrated how the evacuation process was organised, this one doesn't show this, there is no adult in the picture and everything is chaotic. This could suggest that the evacuation process was not effective therefore it does not show the efforts made. Source N is an account, the child has recalled this later on in life and this shows the actions that the parents and teachers took, they were lied to and it also shows how each experience was unique. Looking at this source I feel that the efforts were ineffective because it only shows one child's experience. The last source that I looked at in this section was source O. This is an official publication that shows some of the measures taken within the war. It shows how they evacuated large numbers at a time and this is seen as a positive thing that could have been done at this time. To conclude, I think that when the sources alone are looked at they show that the measures taken in the war were effective. With everything that happened Barking and Dagenham pulled together meaning that the amount of deaths was much lower than what it could have been. They had their own home guard that although they were portrayed in a bad way in many of these sources, must have done a good job because we did win. ?? ?? ?? ?? Lauren Slyman ...read more.

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