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Effect of War 1914-18: Dora In Action
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* A document showing the price of coal as determined by the government in March 1917
(PRO ref: POWE 26/8)
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* PRO ref: POWE 26/8; price of coal, March 1917 *
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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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* What does this source tell historians about government control of the economy during the war? *
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* What are the advantages for businesses of government control? *
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