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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* Cartoon from Punch magazine on shortages, September 1917
(F H Townsend, ©Punch, Ltd., pu02225)
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* F H Townshend, September 1917, © Punch Ltd., pu02225; cartoon on shortages *
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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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* When was the cartoon published and what was happening at the time? *
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* What do the background scenes suggest about conditions in Britain at this time? *
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* Who is the man playing the trumpet? *
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* What is the cartoon saying about the Prime Minister's attitude? *
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* Would you say this cartoon is critical of the Prime Minister? *
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