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CLIP 3493

How content were the British people in 1914?

How content were the British people in 1914?

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Key Info
  • How content were the British people in 1914?
  • Duration: 02:37
  • A discussion of the type of jobs done by so many in Britain in 1914, particularly those in domestic service. The clip also considers the expectations attached to being a young lady, which were governed by the many rules of etiquette. Some groups wanted more from life, notably the suffragettes and the trade union movement.
  • Credits: British Pathe, British Movietone, Huntley Film Archives, Imperial War Museum, BFI National Archive, Wales Film & TV Archives
  • Subject:



    Industrial Relations from 1800s

  • Keywords: World War One, First World War, WW1, World War 1, coal, shipping, declaration of war, domestic service, 1914
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could use this clip to complete a table on the advantages and disadvantages of working in domestic service, particularly in comparison with manual labour such as mining.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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