The National Archives
Resolution passed by the London Chamber of Commerce criticising government control of food and supplies, October 1917
(PRO ref: MUN 4/6556)
Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about shortages and rationing and how they affected people. You should consider:
Who is doing the protesting?
What are they protesting about?
Would you say that this source is critical of the government?
What would you say are the motives of the businessmen in passing this resolution?
How useful is this source in telling you about shortages in 1917?