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Effect of War 1914-18: Shortages and Rationing
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* Resolution passed by the London Chamber of Commerce criticising government control of food and supplies, October 1917
(PRO ref: MUN 4/6556)
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* PRO ref: MUN 4/6556; resolution criticising government control of food and supplies, October 1917 *
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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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* Who is doing the protesting? *
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* Would you say that this source is critical of the government? *
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* What would you say are the motives of the businessmen in passing this resolution? *
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* How useful is this source in telling you about shortages in 1917? *
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