• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Blitz In Britain - source related questions and answers

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Blitz In Britain 1) What can you learn from source A about the response of the British people to the effects of the Blitz? Source A is a secondary source because it is published in 1990. It is a book called 'waiting for the all clear'. The source suggests the bravery of the British people, looking at the first sentence it says that 'they didn't have to be in uniform to be heroes'. This source is a propaganda showing the determination of the British people. In my point of view this is how they managed to stay positive and confident during the worst of times. This book was written to celebrate the positive 50th anniversary of the Blitz 2) How useful are sources B and C in helping you understand the effects of the Blitz on people in Britain? Sources B and C are both primary sources. Source B is a photograph taken in 21st January 1943; it shows a scene of a bombed girls´┐Ż school with many dead bodies lying all over. We also see a few people volunteering to help to carry the dead bodies away. This was a censored photograph because it would depress everyone and would show how many people were being killed. ...read more.

Middle

Source E is a secret report from the ministry of information, describing the reaction of the people when the air raid siren goes on. According to the description, which is by the Ministry of Information to the government, it states that people run "madly for shelters" and that mothers and children are often requesting to be removed form the district. It also states that they discovered that the taxi drivers have been taking a large number of people to Euston and Paddington, which were railway lines. This shows that the people decided to go to railway shelters instead of resorting to the ones the government provided them. The German air raids were not on London in 1940, but many other British cities were also blitzed. This shows a drop in morale, it was obviously caused by the Luftwaffe during the course of the blitz. This could be one of the reasons why the government feared the moral of the county was due to these incidents, which display fear among the people that may lead to a very low moral. The other reasons were that people in the east end of London started to dislike the Royal Family and according to source F it states that the people booed them when they visited the raided areas. ...read more.

Conclusion

of the Buckingham palace because that incident brought the people together and made know that their leaders are suffering with them and that they are not the only ones. I believe that the statement " The impression the British faced the blitz with courage and unity is a myth." is also partially correct, this is because the photos that were published were of the minority example is source C. I believe that this was what the government wanted the public to see and not how the public reacted in the west end on England. In my opinion the reason why the people in the photo reacted with their thumbs up were probably due to the excitement of having their photo taken which was going to be published on the newspaper. Source F also suggests that in the east end of London, where the damage was done by the blitz was very great, there were many civilians who were very agitated due to their loss; when the king and queen went to visit this damaged area it was said that they were booed at because the people believed that the king and queen didn't know the suffering that they were going through. Most of them felt that they (the poor) were the only people who were affected. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Britain 1905-1951 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Britain 1905-1951 essays

  1. The Blitz - questions and answers

    An effect of the Blitz was that there was the devastation of cities and industries, people had to deal with trying to survive and the government had to control information from filtering through to the public. The Blitz had an effect on all major cities in Britain; thousands had been killed in the bombings in Britain.

  2. Source based questions and answers - The suffragettes.

    The caption on the poster shows how suffragists did not approve of this method, even though it was exaggerating publicity. To compare these sources I have to take into account that they are both different in the sense source C was made as propaganda by a man whereas source B is written by a women trying to convey a point.

  1. The Blitz In Britain - source related questions and answers.

    The two sources show the difference between the two sides of the war and show us the effects on the people in Britain. 3) Study sources B, C, and D. Does source D support the evidence Source B and C about the damage done during air raids?

  2. What can you learn from Source A about the response of the British people ...

    Question 3 Study Source B, C, and D Does Source D support the evidence of Source B and C about the damage done during the air raids? The photograph in Source D was taken on 15th November 1940 after an air raid on Coventry, but it was not published until February 1941.

  1. Evacuation during WWII - source based questions.

    The Doodlebug though had a very large disadvantage because it flew at an incredibly slow speed and made aloud-audible sound, so it was easily shot down. The Germans, with the ideas of their Doodlebug, introduced a much faster and powerful version to their attack, called V2 Rockets.

  2. Jarrow: questions 3, 4 and 5 (sources)

    It is telling us how much death rates and infant mortality has gone up from 1919 to 1931 and to 1936 .it is useful because it lets us compare Jarrow's death rates and infant mortality to the national average and lets us see what is happening through the years.

  1. Battle Of Britain - The Popular Myth

    The article tells people to join the war effort, to do there little bit to help their country in a time of great need. How the RAF are heavily outnumbered and how victory depends on the thousands of young heroic men, who are willing to sacrifice their own lives for the freedom of Britain.

  2. Votes for women - source related questions.

    They had a worthy cause; they were just wrongly representing it by pointing fingers at others who had the vote rather than pointing out solely the good points in themselves and their argument. In my opinion, the basic message the poster is aimed to present (the inequality between the sexes)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work