The National Archives
A document showing the price of coal as determined by the government in March 1917
(PRO ref: POWE 26/8)
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:
What does this source tell historians about government control of the economy during the war?
Do you think big business liked to be controlled in this way?
What are the advantages for businesses of government control?
What are the disadvantages?