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How was Britain organised for war?
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What does DORA stand for?
Defence of the Realm Acts
When was the first defence of the realm act passed?
8th of August 1914
The DORA gave the government power to ______ ________ and issue _________ that had the force of ___.
bypass parliament, directives, law
The government had the power to control ______ ______ of people's lives during the war e.g seizing ____ and _____, taking over ________ vital to the war ________, and controlling __________ given to the public.
every aspect, land, buildings, industries, economy, information
There was a huge shortage of ________ at the beginning of the war. So, the Government set up the ________ ___ ________ in ____ to increase the __________ of armaments.
munitions, Ministry of Munitions, 1915, production
The government took control of the _______ and _______ them to make the system more ________.
railways, unified, efficient
The Ministry of ________ was set up in _____ which requisitioned merchant ships for ____ ______, co-ordinated the activities of _____ and _______ and increased the rate of __________ of merchant ships.
Shipping, 1916, vital imports, docks, railways, construction
The Ministry of Food was set up in ______ ____
The Ministry of Food _________ the price of _____, so that even the _______ families could buy as much as they ________.
subsidised, bread, poorest, needed
The Ministry of Food set up local _____ __________ which organised __________ _______.
food committees, voluntary rationing
The Ministry of Food introduced compulsory _________ in ____
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