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War declared

2nd August 1914

2

DORA begins

8th August 1914

3

Women's Organisations set up

Autumn 1914

4

First bombing of British citizens

16th December 1914

5

First air raids by zeppelins

19th January 1915

6

Coalition

May 1915

7

First zeppelin air raids on London

31st May 1915

8

Munitions crisis

July 1915

9

Equal Pay

Autumn 1915

10

First Military Service Bill

25th January 1916

11

Second Military Service Bill

16th May 1916

12

Battle of the Somme begins

1st July 1916

13

Battle of the Somme film

August 1916

14

Battle of the Somme ends

18th November 1916

15

Public criticism of the war begins

November 1916

16

Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister

7th December 1916

17

Germany begins unrestricted submarine warfare

February 1917

18

2.5 million acres of new farming land taken over to feed Britain

April 1917

19

Voluntary rationing

November 1917

20

Parliament agrees on Representation of the People Act

December 1917

21

Compulsory Rationing

25th February 1918

22

Rationing of meat, butter and cheese extended to entire country

April 1918

23

Armistice

11th November 1918

24

General election in which women vote for the first time

14th December 1918