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In what ways did the British government attempt to hide the effects of the Blitz from the people of Britain?

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In what ways did the British government attempt to hide the effects of the Blitz from the people of Britain? What bad things happened during the Blitz? The Blitz had done severe damage to Britain. Many major cities were bombed because they all had important military and naval bases. Many civilians were killed or severely injured during the Blitz, buildings too were bombed. The Blitz had a devastating affect on the British people and ruined their lives. The people of Britain had to take shelter under horrible conditions without any food for several days. The Blitz wasn't there to bomb Britain, but to break the morale of the people. Rationing was introduced in January 1940. Most of the food was rationed. ...read more.

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What was not released and why? The Ministry of information distributed official news and information about the war throughout Britain. They produced propaganda in the form of posters, leaflets, and films and radiobroadcast. The government workers had jobs of going around the country to gage public opinion and to prevent bad news being spread. If this had happened this would show the huge strength of the Germans, and show the negative side of Britain. Entertainment kept people's morale up during the war. Some sport continued, and films were popular as were music and dancing. The Entertainments National Service Association (E.N.S.A) was formed to bring entertainment to the people on the radio. The government used propaganda and censorship to keep people focused and to keep their spirits up. ...read more.

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Some of the shocking photos had to be approved before they could be published. Also many photos had to be banned by the censors because dead bodies were put in sacks. Another event was suppressed, people fled into the countryside. Londoners escaped to Epping Forest during the bombing of the East End. This extract was from the book " don't you know there's a war on?" Conclusion The Blitz started with a devastating affect on the people. This caused many problems for Britain. Materials such as newspapers and films had to be censored before showing it to the public. Photographs too were censored. The Ministry of Information showed propaganda through leaflets and posters. Entertainment kept people's morale up during the war. Sports and films were used to pass the time during the war. There were some shocking news about the war and death that had happened in Britain. Arbab Bhatti Year 10 2 Arbab Bhatti Year 10 5/9/07 1 ...read more.

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