DORA stands for the Defence of the Realm Act. DORA allowed the government to control Britain whilst at war. DORA put restrictions on what went into the newspapers, only putting positive reports so Britain’s moral was kept high. If negative stories were shown the countries moral would be affected and it would prevent men from signing up.
The government controlled certain parts of British Citizens lives allowing them to take over any buildings, land or factories. As well, the government took over any businesses or industries affecting the war. DORA allowed the government to control the way people lived their lives in Britain as they were trying to keep the country clean and tidy whilst Britain was at war. DORA allowed pubs to water down beer so it wasn’t as strong. The government introduced British Summer Time allowing people to work longer hours.