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Effect of War 1914-18: The Workers and the War
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* Extract from a Ministry of Labour report on the cost of living during the war, October 1917
(PRO ref: LAB 41/81)
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* PRO ref: LAB 41/81; Ministry of Labour report on cost of living, October 1917 *
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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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* According to the report, how did the war affect wages? *
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* Did any workers benefit from these changes? *
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* How did the majority of workers do? *
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* Is there any evidence in this source to suggest that working people did or did not support the war effort? *
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