Posted on March 24, 2016 by Dante

Controlled assessment

In the poster women say go the British government particularly wanted to focus on married women  and their children. The government wanted to encourage women to tell their husbands to sign up to the army because in September 1914 people believed that the war was going to be finished before Christmas but it didn’t so less people signed up. About 3000 men signed up a day and 733,514 men died more men were dying than signing up the British  were losing a lot of soldiers so instead of just advising single me to join the army the government also wanted married men because they were running low on troops

In the poster a British woman and her two children look out their window and watch the army march away. The mother holds her older child’s hand over her chest, and the younger child tugs on his sister’s dress. Their eyes are filled with longing and anxiety, but at the same time, they are proud of the men so by showing how weak and vulnerable women and children are in society men would see the poster and feel the urge to protect the weak and enlist into the war and it would also highlight the men who haven’t not enlisted and it would make them feel ashamed of not enlisting. This is why the parliamentary committee created the poster to encourage people to enlist into the army

 

Source B shows a staged attack in battle of the Somme which the British and French took part in this was a major battle in the 1st world war because the British sustained heavy losses from German attacks due to the Fact that the British heavily underestimated the German army and believed that sending waves and waves of soldiers would slowly wear down the German defences this tactic was outdated and machine gun fire cut the enemy down so to improve morale the government showed a staged version of the war to keep the morale of the English population high in 1914 and its was also used to help men enrol  into the army it attracted over 20 million people in 6 weeks due to the fact that it was only film being aired at that time and family’s usually went more than once to see the film because they believed that they could spot their family members in the film  it helped boost the amount of men enrolling because the film gave the interpretation that hardly  anybody was dying and war was fun because the film showed soldiers playing cards and laughing  they were  running low on troops to fight in the war.

 

The propaganda was useful because after it got aired in Britain’s the film got distributed in 18 other countries but the film was heavily censored and edited by the government this takes away the reliability of the source due to the fact to scenes were staged and the bad bits were edited out and wasn’t a real representation of the war because at that time the British was losing badly and had heavy casualties but they told the complete opposite to the population  however the propaganda did boost morale in Britain and the amount of men enrolling into the army

 

Source c is a persuasive speech from Winston Churchill which was said in the houses of commons after the evacuation of Dunkirk it was aimed towards the English troops advancing into the Somme on the 4th of June 1940 it was important because it was also broadcasted to the British people via the BBC radio at a later time because the bbc had to have permission from the government because the government didn’t want them to broadcast something which would lower the morale of the English people this helped the government gain more popularity because at that time everyone listened to the bbc and believed that it was a reliable source but in actual fact the government controlled the bbc and used it for their propaganda campaign through world war 1 and world war 2 and this helped fuel the populations hate towards the German army so what I can infer is that Winston Churchill used the bbc to create an image to the  people of a strong leader who can win the war

This source is reliable because it came from the bbc however the government might have told the bbc to censor out some parts about the evacuation of Dunkirk because they didn’t want to lower the morale of the English people and cause widespread panic this was the exact same situation in world war 2 the government didn’t want to show the people the negative parts and only showed the positive

Source D is a mass observational source created to record people’s feelings on propaganda one member of the public describes  the government’s propaganda as taking over  daily life and everywhere she goes she sees propaganda “I counted 48 posters” this tells us that the government forced the idea of total war onto the population and they also wanted to control everything the posters in which the person from the mass observational study saw where to do with not wasting helping out in the war effort and building planes this source is reliable because it comes from someone who is witnessing the governments propaganda campaign first hand

How Far does sources e to k support this interpretation of the impact of war on civilians in the first and Second World War wars?

Source E is a secondary interpretation of total war done by Andrew marr in 2009 it was called the making of modern Britain but it was originally a book  and due to its success it also got a tv documentary this source tells us that both wars where total wars but world war 2 had more of an  major impact on civilian life because people had to create shelter’s in their gardens and have Anderson shelters or temporarily live in underground train stations to shield them self’s from air raids and rationing became more strict in fear of food shortages this wasn’t the case in world war 1 because air raids didn’t take place and rationing wasn’t as strict this source is useful because it shows a good comparison of the two wars however Andrew marr exaggerates the world wars for entertainment  purposes because he wants to boost the amount of people who view his show Andrew marr is not a historian he is a politician meaning some of the information he gives is very one sided and some information he gives are incorrect

Source F is from a cartoon from punch magazine called the airship menace published in November 1914 it shows a man on a roof writing a sentence with paint ’this isn’t the British museum’ he is doing this to try and trick the zeppelins into thinking that his house is the British museum so that they don’t bomb the real one it was meant to add humour to a serious situation it was published just after the British found out about the Germans having zeppelins and the British were scared of this because at that time the army didn’t have no weapons to tackle this problem this caused panic amongst the British people because they were left completely venerable to air attack and people also feared that iconic landmarks such as the British museum would be targeted for bombing by the Germans to lower the morale of the British people that’s why punch published the illustration to boost morale this source is useful because it shows how the fear of zeppelin attack has impacted the British population in negative way

 

Source G is a government booklet issued in 1917 called in the win the war cookery booklet on the front cover its advises people to “eat one pound less bread per week than you are eating now “and talks about how complete victory can be achieved if you eat less bread this can be seen on the front cover where it says “yes complete victory if you eat less bread “the governments ministry of food put this propaganda on the front  because they didn’t want people to over eat they  feared that they would run out of food inside the booklet it talks about how  men doing manual work were allowed 7lb per week but potatoes were an exception they could be freely used  Britain received most of their food through imports so the Germans decided to destroy any cargo boats carrying food to Britain in attempt to starve them into submission it wasn’t a big impact on civilian life in the first world war however in the second world war rationing impacted civilian life drastically official rationing began January 8th 1940 and far more stricter this source is useful because it comes from the ministry of food who want to prevent the wastage of food

 

 

Source H is a description of life in the East end of London during the blitz it is from a report written by the English intelligence and It talks about how people in the poorest areas of London are suffering from fatigue and stress this due to the fact that London was under constant threat from German bomber planes dropping bombs on London and people were in constant fear of being attacked from the sky this lowered the morale of the people this can be seen in the source when he said, “paleness and tiredness of children and irritability of grown-ups this source is useful because it comes from the British intelligence and they kept it secret this shows that they wanted to withhold the information because they feared that it would lower the moral of the British people  even more and they didn’t want the enemy to think that they were winning

Source k is a painting by Laura knight called ruby loftus screwing a breech ring its was made in 1943 the picture shows a woman bending down working in a arments factory in the second world war the reason why the government employed Laura knight to create this piece of propaganda was because all the working men were fighting in the war so the government wanted to encourage women to take the work that men would usually do for example building fighter planes in factories this source  is useful because it shows a major advancement in womens equal rights and it also shows that they are actually capable of taking up mens jobs which require a lot of physical strength

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Dante

Katie hoptkins

Dear Katie Hopkins,

I came across your article in my English lesson about migrants and I was appalled by your complete lack of care towards human life. Indeed, your attitude is almost un-human. If this is the example you’re setting to the younger generation of Britain, we are closer to the Apocalypse and getting further away from where the rest of us would like to be heading  – utopia.

“No, I don’t care, show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad”. This sentence alone shows me how ignorant you are. You’re saying if you saw a young child’s lifeless body floating in the ocean you would feel no sympathy? Last time I checked that’s the mindset of  a psychopath. Is it the media’s agenda to make refugees look like vile criminals? This is so far from the truth. They actually contribute to the British economy immensely:  20 billion pounds to be exact. They don’t just sit around claiming benefits, they do the jobs that most British people wouldn’t dream of doing and their wages are less than the average British worker. This sounds like a form of modern day slavery – the workers can’t complain for fear of losing their jobs and  livelihood. The 170,000 migrants who came last year and  spread  like norovirus probably contributed more than you, which makes you a liability. Were the 492 migrants from Jamaica in June 22 1948 a norovirus? No they weren’t, because they helped build the foundation of the land we live on today. Isn’t that what’s happening in modern day Britain? Migrants are helping to build the very foundation we stand on.

The Western world has killed billions to create the ground we live on today, but you want to complain about only 170,000. It’s ironic how the Australians don’t give entry to thousands of migrants, but turfed the Aborigines from their homeland in 1788. Has history not taught them a lesson, or are they just ignorant? History is meant to be there so we as humans can better ourselves and  not commit the same atrocities. Thousands of years of colonisation has upset the natural order of the world, yet you look upon what you call a virus as if you didn’t know where it stemmed from. Fear not, Miss Katie Hopkins, you only need to look in the mirror to understand.

You can’t deny the wonders of migration and what it has brought to Britain.The nation’s favourite dish  is curry, and this would have never been possible without people from India migrating to England and sharing their culture. Most British people are proud to live in such a diverse environment with different cultures. Technology wouldn’t even be as  advanced if people didn’t migrate and share their ideas. You regard  immigration as a bad thing because you are too ignorant or maybe just too careless to look at the positives. You try to indoctrinate people through hate and that’s bad because instead of taking one step forward you’re taking two steps back. So next time think before you inflict this dangerous hate upon the British public.

Posted on February 6, 2016 by Dante

Descriptive

It was pitch black: the night blinded my eyes like a void. I had to rely on my senses to guide my way through the dense darkness, but they were rendered useless against the forces of mother nature; the only thing that I was certain of was that I had to get there to change my life for the better.

That said, it would take nine days of non stop walking from Honduras to the American border, although in actual fact it felt like an eternity. My feet were starting to develop blisters, and every step felt like I was walking on needles. Hungry animals were quarrelling and barking at the middle of the night. I had to stay vigilant just in case they tried to attack: in this desert it was survival of the fittest and you had to have knowledge of the land. I had none of those traits. The cyote smuggler, who my mum paid $300 to take me across the border, left me for dead in a decrepit tent where the smell of old firewood permeated everything and I had to share my temporary home with  insects who didn’t seem happy that I’d entered their personal space. That’s when I heard the sound of an engine: it sounded like a cat trying to roar like a lion, and that’s when my worst fears came into reality. My heart began to sink. My breathing started to become more dense – I started to uncontrollably sweat, and overwhelmed with fear, anger and sadness, I began to cry. I cried so much that my tears would have probably overflowed an ocean, but at that moment when I thought all was lost I began to remember stories of America my mum had told me. Stories of clean water, and children who didn’t have to beg on the street so they could get a few pesos to find a decent meal, and who didn’t live in fear of being swept out of existence by traffickers. America was the land where dreams came true and this gave me hope. It led me to the point that I was now at, walking through the cold desert only using my sheer willpower to inch my legs forward.  My body didn’t agree. I passed out from dehydration and lack of food.

I started to regain consciousness. To my horror, it was morning.  The sun’s scorching heat was beating down on my face, slowly burning the left side. I tried to turn my cheek, but it felt like it was being grated on sand paper.  No matter how hard the pain was I had to carry on, I had to. But deep down I knew it was impossible, because my body was consumed with fatigue and hunger. There was a shrill squawk – a family of vultures circled my body. They could sense  death closing in. Then one of the vultures landed in front of me and stared  into my eyes. The hairs on the back of my neck jumped up. It was like the bird was staring into my soul;  it was  fight or flight, and I could do neither. It would take a miracle to get me out of this situation.

Posted on October 5, 2015 by Dante

Controlled assessment

Source A the poster women say go the British government particular focus on women and children they wanted to show that women were still useful in the war effort, when men were away for first time women had to fill in the mens jobs for the first time   such as in  factories, cooks and nurses  at that time of   world war 1 women and children were seen as weak and the men who fought in the war were seen as brave because they were fighting so the British government used this to their advantage and used this  propaganda to boost the morale of the women and children in that time period.

In the poster a British woman and her two children look out their window and watch the army march away. The mother holds her older child’s hand over her chest, and the younger child tugs on his sister’s dress. Their eyes are filled with longing and anxiety, but at the same time, they are proud of the men so by showing how weak and vulnerable women and children are in society men would see the poster and feel the urge to protect the weak and enlist into the war and it would also highlight the men who haven’t not enlisted and it would make them feel ashamed of not enlisting.this is why the parliamentary committee

Source B shows a staged attack in battle of the Somme which the British and French took part in this was a major battle in the 1st world war because the British sustained heavy losses from German attacks so to improve morale the government showed a staged version of the war to keep the morale of the English population high in 1914 and its was also used to help men enroll  into the army it attracted over 20 million people in 6 weeks and  it helped boost the amount of men enrolling because they were  running low on troops to fight in the war.

The propaganda was useful because after it got aired in Britain’s the film got distributed in 18 other countries but the film was heavily censored and edited by the government this takes away the reliability of the source due to the fact that most of it was staged and wasn’t a real representation of the war however the propaganda did boost morale in Britain and the amount of men enrolling into the army

Source c is a speech from Winston Churchill aimed towards the English troops advancing into the Somme  on the 4th of june 1940 it was important because it was also broadcasted towards the British  population via the BBC radio on the same day this helped the government gain more popularity and hate against the German army

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Christopher

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