A file containing reports on public morale in London, collected either through contacts or through visits to different areas. Topics covered in the reports include the sinking of R.M.S. Lancastria; the impact of German propaganda leaflets; opinions on British propaganda, including films, radio broadcasts, and speeches by politicians; and the living conditions and housing situation of Londoners. Other topics discussed include attitudes toward the Blitz; the conditions in air-raid shelters; the behaviour of children, especially when failing to attend school; relations between different demographics, including foreign aliens and different religious and political groups; the bombing campaign on Germany; the progress of the war; food supplies, rationing, and food canteens; and discussions on when or if the war will end, and under what circumstances.
air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, air-raid wardens, air-raid warnings, Alfred Duff Cooper, aliens, allowances, Anthony Eden, anti-aircraft defences, Austrian nationals, bananas, bedding, Belgian nationals, billeting, blackout, bomb damage, bread, buses, censorship, charity, children, civilian casualties, clothing, Communism, crime, Czechoslovak nationals, dairy, demographics, demolition, Dunkirk evacuation, eggs, enemy propaganda, evacuees, factories, family, Fascism, film, fire prevention, first aid, food supplies, French nationals, fruit, gas, gas masks, George VI, German nationals, homelessness, hospitals, housing, Indian nationals, industry, infrastructure, insurance, intelligence, internment, Italian nationals, J.B. Priestley, Jews, John Anderson, land mines, local authorities, London Underground, Lord Haw-Haw, Maltese nationals, meals, milk, motor vehicles, munitions industry, national budget, Neville Chamberlain, newspapers, nurses, old age, Oswald Mosley, overseas evacuation, pacifism, passenger shipping, police, postal communications, posters, prices, printing, propaganda, public health, public morale, public opinion, public transport, race relations, radio, radio broadcasts, railways, refugees, religion, rental properties, rest centres, retail, rumours, salvage, sanitation, schools, shipping losses, social class, soldiers, Spanish nationals, standard of living, Stanley Baldwin, Supermarine Spitfire, taxation, tea, The Blitz, The Daily Telegraph, threat of invasion, trade unions, transportation, unemployment, uniforms, vegetables, volunteers, wages, wastage, Winston Churchill, wives, youths