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War Properganda 1914-18: Press and People
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* Report from The Illustrated London News showing increases in munitions production, July 1917
(PRO ref: ZPER 34/151)
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* PRO ref: ZPER 34/151; report on munitions production, July 1917 *
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Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about propaganda produced by the people and the press. You should consider:
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* According to the article, how was Britain's munitions industry performing? *
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* The report used official government figures. Does this make it reliable? *
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* What do you think was the main aim of this report? *
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* These figures could possibly have been useful to the Germans. Why did the censor not stop this report? *
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* This report was not produced by the government. Does that mean it is not propaganda? *
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* Would you say that this was an effective publication? *
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