Britain 1931 - 1951

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Topics to revise for your Britain 1931 - 1951 exam. The Blitz, History, British History, Battle Of Britain, Government, No Response
Topics to revise for your Britain 1931 - 1951 exam.
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The NHS was very expensive to run - it cost £400 million in its first year alone. In 1951, the Labour Government was forced to introduce charges for spectacles, false teeth and prescriptions. Labour Minister for Health, Aneurin Bevan, resigned from the Government in protest - insisting that the NHS should be free for all.
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Many Doctors were fiercely opposed to the NHS. Only 1 in every 100 Doctors supported the scheme in January 1948. The Labour Minister for Health, Aneurin Bevan promised the British Medical Association (BMA) that he would "Stuff their mouths with gold" and win their support. He did, and the NHS came into being on July 5th 1948.
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Suitably edited by myself as would not want any Year 11s learning swearwords *cough*. If Facebook had been invented in the 1930s . . .
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The Labour party won a landslide election victory in 1945 after promising to implement the Beveridge Report and create a National Health Service.
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Children were protected from the worst effects of bombing by being moved (evacuated) from the likeliest targets - cities - into the countryside. The first evacuation of children took place on 31 August 1939, the day before Hitler invaded Poland.
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DIG FOR VICTORY
Rationing was introduced in January 1940. Butter, bacon, sugar, tea and most other basic foodstuffs were all rationed. Vegetables were never rationed and people were encouraged to grow their own food in window boxes, public parks and even golf courses!
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Around 500 V2 rockets hit London between September 1944 and March 1945, causing 9, 000 casualties.
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The government 'Ministry of Information' was responsible for propaganda and censorship and encouraged people to save for the war effort and not to waste food and other resources. The 'squander bug' became a regulare feature of messages to housewives.
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Women who were conscripted after 1941 could choose to join the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) or the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS - nicknamed 'wrens').
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In 1944 and 1945, six thousand V1 bombs reached targets in Britain, causing 20, 000 casualties and considerable damage to houses.
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Government measures to tackle unemployment (such as the Special Areas Act) had little impact, instead it was rearmament that helped to increase employment in Britain.