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The aim of this essay is to explain how the people in the home front (England) have lived through World War One. I will achieve this by using key points in my answer and explaining them chronologically.

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Home front question 1 The aim of this essay is to explain how the people in the home front (England) have lived through World War One. I will achieve this by using key points in my answer and explaining them chronologically. The social impact of the First World War on people's daily lives on the home front was significant. The role of women changed hugely because they were allowed to go out and get jobs in stead of staying at home all day. Women's work included engineering, as bus conductors, deliverers of the coal, police officers and nurses. Also in August 1914 the defence of the realm act (DORA) was introduced this gave the government a wide range of powers controlling the home front. DORA is a range of laws bought in to help Britain win the war like conscription which was introduced in 1916 because not a lot of people were volunteering for the war, it meant that men between 18 to 40 had to enter for the war. ...read more.

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The First World War also had a profound economic impact of life on the home front. The stories were true but were exaggerated but the British people didn't know that so they thought the story` were true and this made them wanted to kill the Germans. Women's organisations were set up like the police volunteers. By July 1915 there was the munitions crisis. British factories were not making enough shells or bullets. Lloyd George was made minister for munitions and employed women for the first time in munitions factories. By 1916 over 2 million men had left their jobs to join the army this left the home front very short of workers e.g. mining and farming some women took over them jobs but their were not enough women to go around so their were not a lot of women doing the mining and farming this was a huge economic change. The political impact of the First World War on the home front was also significant. ...read more.

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It was illegal to buy binoculars because they would only be used by spies and then you would be killed because the government would think you were a spy trying to help out Germany. That year they also had lots of strikes on low wages and high priced food because that meant they had to work extra time and had to work during the night to jus so they could get enough money. They used DORA to control the price of bread they bought in the 'ninepenny loaf'. Therefore DORA had a huge politcal impact because the government used it to control many eareas of peoples lifes. In conclusion the war hard a massive impacts on everybody not only the men that went to war. The effects of the world war on the home front are linked because they effected everyone in a similar way as well as they effected the political, social and economic environment. In my opinion the political impact was the most significant impact on peoples lives because they bought I a whole bunch of new laws and they made it more difficult for people to live in fredom. ...read more.

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