Home Intelligence Reports, 1940-1944: PRO Class INF1, Boxes 264 and 292

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PRO Class INF1, Boxes 264 and 292

Between 1940 and 1944, the Ministry of Information in Britain carried out regular and detailed investigations into opinions, morale and feelings of the British people on the home front.

The strength of these reports -- a key primary source -- lies in the fact that they were compiled from a great diversity of independent sources, notably the 13 different regional headquarters of the ministry, as well as panels of civilians and officials. The subjects covered include reactions to the presentation of the war by politicians, the press and the British Broadcasting Corporation and opinions about evacuation, housing, rationing and strikes.

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