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Effect of War 1914-18: Dora In Action
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* A poster about the Defence of the Realm Act issued in 1914 to be displayed in railway stations
(PRO ref: RAIL 1057/453)
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2a   2b   2c                    
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* PRO ref: RAIL 1057/453; letter accompanying poster, 1914 *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about how the Defence of the Realm Act affected people or how they reacted to DORA. You should consider:
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* Look at the letter (Source 2a). What does it suggest about government control in 1914? *
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* Do you think the railway company could refuse to put up the poster? *
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* What would you say are the most important features of the poster (sources 2b and 2c)? *
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