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Effect of War 1914-18: Dora In Action
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* Letter from the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to local councils urging them to take control of land and use it to grow food, December 1916
(PRO ref: MAF 48/219)
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* PRO ref: MAF 48/219; letter urging councils to take control of land to grow food, December 1916 *
How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
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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* What was the main purpose of this letter? *
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* What powers do local councils now have? *
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* Do you think the government and councils preferred to work with landowners? *
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* Look at section 22. What impression do you get of the relationship between the government and the local councils? *
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* Do private societies have a role to play? *
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* What does this section tell you about the state of Britain's food supply? *
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* Do you get the impression the government is forcing people to support the war or working with them? *
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