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How useful are sources B and C in helping you to understand the effects of the blitz on people in Britain?

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How useful are sources B and C in helping you to understand the effects of the blitz on people in Britain? Source B shows the devastating reality of the Blitz in one single photograph. The source is useful in understanding the effect of the blitz on people in Britain as the photograph shows the blitz had significant effects on the Britain people at the time with people on the streets helping the wounded and placing the dead in body bags. When looking at face value, the government had to censor the image in order to make sure younger audiences do not get offended but the government was covering the reality of the blitz. ...read more.

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Source C is useful because it indicates the strength or the British heart and soul, even while they were at war. The main idea of the image, which was published at the start of the war, was to lift morale of the country. The government knew morale was low due to the fact the working class were the ones being targeted by the German bombs, not the Upper class. The masses of the British public are looking cheerful and willing to do whatever they can to help the country they love. ...read more.

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Both sources are images captured by the media which help make us understand what it was like to live through the bombardment of the blitz. The sources both indicate the fact the media and the government tended to censor images they thought the images would lower morale in Britain, as well as creating a positive spin to give the impression Britain was winning the war. Both sources are useful because they give the overall view that the Blitz was having huge amounts of impact on the British community, mainly because of the deaths and the possibility of an all-around loss. ...read more.

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