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How did the government censor the British people from the war?

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How did the government censor the British people from the war? The government hid the effects of the Blitz from the British people in a number of ways. They didn't let any information, which they thought was unsuitable for the public, out. This was called censorship and it included drawings, photographs, television programs, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, and the new on the television. The government also used propaganda to boost morale among the british people. The British government tried to stop the Germans lowering the morale of the British people. This was one of Hitler's aims, and he thought this would win him the war. This is why it was vital for the British government to hide much of the destruction happening in other towns and cities at that time by using censorship and propaganda. ...read more.


The reason censorship was so important was because the British government wanted to boost the morale of the british public because it was flagging. If Hitler got any signs that the morale of the British was becoming lower and lower, he would become even more determined to win, therefore making it even harder for the British to win the war. If British spirits were kept high, it would seem to the Germans that they were losing and their morale would be knocked. If the reality of the situation was known to the british, then morale would fall and it would become harder for the government to contain the spread of panic. The government did not only censor information on the destruction and murdering in Britain from getting to the public, they also used propaganda. ...read more.


cutlery under the pretence that the metal would be used to make new light aircrafts for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Obviously metal used to make cutlery is not suitable for aircrafts, but the purpose of this exercise was not to make aircrafts, but to make people feel useful. This was an effective way of boosting morale and made people feel as if they were contributing significantly to the war effort. Propaganda was used to great effect by creating short films that were designed to boost morale and contain the possible spread of panic. These films portrayed England as a calm nation that was indestructible. The films were set in the country where the effects of the blitz were less noticeable and this therefore helped to shield the real effects of the blitz from the British public. ...read more.

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