War World I Homefront By: Nadia and Princess

World War I was an event in history that changed the life course of every person in the world. It was a battle between allied countries in Europe started by Austria-Hungary. Austria suspected Serbia of assassinating their heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia had to stop the leader from making Austria to powerful since Serbia wanted to be superior. In result of the assassination, Austria declared war on Serbia. From then, allies of the two country's became involved too. In result almost 17 million deaths and 20 million injuries were the effect of this brutal war.

The Home Front during WWI was basically a massive change in the role of women, men and children in Britain, the rationing and price control, and the bombing of parts of Britain by the Germans, which was the first time civilians were targeted during war.
The role of women in Europe was determined by the amount of men going to fight in war. The jobs that were vacated by men who went to fight in the war were given to women. So as a result women worked and had jobs during World War I.
  • Women replaced men in jobs
  • Millions of men were recruited into the armies
  • Women were paid less than men
  • Women started stikes
Rationing & recycling occurred during world war one due to people having to ration food and other things to supply the soldiers in war. Things rationed included;
  • Gasoline, fuel, and rubber
  • Bobby pins, zippers, tin foil
  • Shoes, whiskey, chewing gum
  • Butter, toffee, nylons, tomato ketchup, cooking oil
  • Canned goods, cigarettes, matches
Propaganda included posters to motivate civilians to ration and recycle and for men of the civilians to join the army. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/homefront/gallery.html
Air raids were bombs carried by planes and jets of an enemy and dropped on their enemy's territory. Homes, schools, stores, and crops were damage in result of these air raids. During air raids people took shelter in underground tunnels to stay safe. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010646465/
(Picture on the left) Military Registration Card; (Picture on the right) WWI Soldier Poster
This timeline explains the events that occurred during WWI including how it began and how it ended.

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