Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Effect of War 1914-18: Shortages and Rationing
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* Letter from the Amalgamated Society of Engineers to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1916
(PRO ref: T 172/123)
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PRO ref: T172/123; letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer, September 1916
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How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about shortages and rationing and how they affected people. You should consider:
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* This source is a request to increase old age pensions. Why is this useful?
Practice questions

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* What problems are facing old age pensioners? *
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* What does this suggest about the cost of living? *
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* Is there any evidence that the hardships of the old people are caused by war? *
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