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Effect of War 1914-18: The Workers and the War
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* Cartoon from August 1916 commenting on munitions production
(PRO ref: EXT 1/315 pt2. Originally L Raven-Hill, ©Punch, Ltd., pu02227)
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* PRO ref: EXT1/315 pt2, original by L Raven-Hill, August 1916, © Punch Ltd, pu02227; cartoon on munitions production *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about how workers were affected by the war and how they contributed to the war effort. You should consider:
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* Who is the main figure in the cartoon? *
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* Is this a real individual or is he representing a group? *
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* What are 'his kids'? *
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* What is the trip they are going on? *
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* What impression do you get of the man's attitude to the war effort? *
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* Look at the date of the cartoon. Is this important? *
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