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

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  • Submitted: 19/02/2004
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GCSE Britain 1905-1951

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

During the Blitz it was vital for the British Government to hide the effects of the Blitz from the people of Britain. The three key ways Britain achieved this was by appointing Government Censors who would cut out negative information that might damage public morale and the war effort. Also, appointing more Government censors that would only allow positive information about how Britain was coping during the Blitz. Finally, having the Ministry of Information produce propaganda encouraging people to support the war and to help keep their hopes high about winning.

Government appointed censors whose job it was to extract nearly all of the negative press from any sources of information. An example of the censors keeping information from the public is when reports of successful German bombing raids were written up but never published. Keeping this sort of information away from the people of Britain made sure that their morale was kept high and those they did not lose support for Britain. Similarly, information like the amount of damage caused to bombing targets like railway lines

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