A file of documents relating to special investigations by Home Intelligence on public attitudes toward the war and post-war reconstruction. Subjects covered in the file include a study from a University College London psychologist about public reactions during the war, including a study of the books that feature public accounts; expense claims for investigators, including the costs of travel, office equipment, and books; interviews concerning life during the war and the prospect for reconstruction; and further interviews concerning attitudes toward news-reporting, including news about the war, the home front, and domestic problems. Other subjects discussed include the exhibition of newsreels in cinemas; an investigation of attitudes toward education; and attitudes toward issues of reconstruction, including the British economy, social welfare provisions, education, housing, central government, international relations, and military affairs. Documents in the file include a report about the work of German and American psychologists concerning the impact of war.
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