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Study Sources B and C Why do these two letters show different attitudes towards Germany? Use details of the letters and your knowledge to explain your answer

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Question 1 Study Source A. What is the message of the poster? Use details of the poster and your knowledge to explain your answer. [6] Source A is a British Governmental poster from 1915. In the source, there is a little girl who is sitting on her father's knee and there is a little boy playing with army soldiers, which represent the soldiers fighting in the war. At the start of the war there were many well trained troops but by 1915 many had died so there was the need for a recruiting process, which welcomed volunteer men into the army. Men who did not volunteer were thought to be cowards and the little girl implies this by the question she asks her father "Daddy what did YOU do in the Great War?" ...read more.

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Question 2 Study Sources B and C Why do these two letters show different attitudes towards Germany? Use details of the letters and your knowledge to explain your answer. [9] Source B is an extract from a British soldier's letter to his family published in a Yorkshire newspaper on 21st August 1915 whereas Source C is an extract from a letter to Lloyd George written by Mrs. Sennett, a woman's suffrage leader on 20th August 1915. They show different attitudes towards Germany because B condemns Germany for the "ruined towns and villages" and the "wholesale murder of helpless woman and children" but also because the letter is from a soldier's point of view and uses moral boosting language to defeat "Wilhelm the murderer". ...read more.

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[7] Source F is a British governmental poster issued in 1917. After conscription was introduced in 1916, all men had to join the army unless they had humanitarian or religious beliefs, which were against fighting; therefore pressure was put on British women to contribute with the War effort. The poster uses moral pressure by showing men in the army who are doing their bit in the war and women making munitions. It also puts pressure on women to help work in the munitions factory as it says "These women are doing their bit" implying that women are helping with the War effort by replacing the men who away fighting in the army and it invites more women to "Learn to make munitions". Jess Kimber Did Governmental Propaganda fail to convince the British public to support World War One? Sources Paper ...read more.

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