Reference HO 199/427
Title Liverpool and Merseyside: report submitted by The Economic League
Former Department Reference HSI: 200/10/1
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Information Services and Propaganda
Subthemes Public opinion and morale, Rumours and gossip
Document Types Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Liverpool, Maghull, Merseyside
Organisations British Broadcasting Corporation, Economic League, Home Office


A file containing documents relating to public opinion and morale in Liverpool and Merseyside. Documents in the file include a report on public morale written by a local resident and sent to the Economic League, who forwarded it to the Home Office; and official correspondence on the circulation and usefulness of the report. Topics covered by the report include the effects of air raids on morale; the spreading of rumours; and public opinion on the progress of the war. Other topics discussed include public opinion of government ministers; the extent to which radio broadcasts relay information that the public want to hear; and local indignation that Liverpool was not referred to by name on the radio after an air raid.


air raids, bomb damage, local authorities, public morale, public opinion, radio broadcasts, social class, standard of living, Winston Churchill

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