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DWR Section 5

Keeping Up Morale

What did the 1939 Emergency Powers Act allow the government to do? Use powers to defend the country
When was the Ministry of Information set up? September 1939 - around the outbreak of war
How many cinema tickets were sold in 1938? 980 million
How many cinema tickets were sold in 1945? 1500 million
How many were working in the Ministry of Information by 1945? 3 million
What was the only newspaper to be banned in Britain? The Daily Worker
When was the Daily Worker banned? 1941
Why was the Daily Worker banned? It supported Stalin (the Russian leader) and communism (which was prominent in Russia). It also attacked the British government
How many allotments were there in 1939? 800,000
The number of allotments in Britain doubled by 1943 thanks to which campaign? The Dig for Victory campaign
When was the Spitfire Fund set up? 1940
What would happen if an individual or business raised £5000 for the Spitfire Fund? Their name would be painted in yellow on the fuselage
What did the £5000 for the Spitfire Fund cover the cost of? The framework of the Spitfire
When did Neville Chamberlain resign as Prime Minister? 10th May 1940
Who was appointed to replace Chamberlain as Prime Minister? Winston Churchill
How many British soldiers were evacuated at Dunkirk in late May / early June 1940? 300,000
Created by: DylDZ-GCSE
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