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1

How many people attended the anti war demonstration in Glasgow
August 1914v

5,000

2

What happened to the recruitment figures in 1915?

They started to fall

3

What was the 1916 military service acts ?

When unmarried men went to war then it changed to married men

4

What were the expletives on not going to the war?

Illness
Work of national importance
Hardship to family
COs

5

What percentage of the COs members in Scotland were from the ILP?

70%

6

What are the suffragists

A campaign that helped women gain the vote.

They were the peaceful group

7

Who were the suffragettes

Another group to help women gain the vote

These were the militant group

8

What were the suffragettes offered at the start of the war?

£2,000 grant to suspend campaign

9

What did women do when conscription was introduced

They soon started to come to do the men's jobs

10

How many Scottish women are in the munitions

30,000

11

Who is Maurice Chrisholm?

A nurse at the first aid posts in Belgium - order of Leopold

12

Who was Elsie ingles?

Scottish women's hospital committee.
Got doctors to war zones
Set up 4 Scottish women's hospitals.

13

What was the Rent Strikes of 1915?

Women being bullied into paying high rents and if they didn't they would get evicted.

14

What were the tactics used in the rent strikes?

Blocking of the stairs
Flour bombs and trousers

15

When was the rent restriction act,

Froze rents at 1914 level

16

What was the Representation of People's Act 1918?

When women over 30 gained the vote
40% of the electorate vote.

17

What was wrong with the Representation of People's Act?

Many of the women excluded.


18

What happened to the women after the men came back after war?

They lost their jobs and they were given back to men

19

What percentage of women were back in domestic services after the war?

25%

20

What is DORA

Defence of the Realm Act
It gave emergency powers for security of the country

21

When did DORA come into power

8th of August 1914

22

What did the government do with DORA?

Censorship- newspapers and soldiers letters
Took control over munitions-1915
And over coal -1917
Rationing introduced. 1917
Opening of pubs and closing of pubs

23

What percentage of the population opposed the war?

0.5%