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|Title:||Morale and Home Intelligence Reports, 1941-1949|
|Alternative title:||Morale and Home Intelligence Reports|
|Depositor:||The National Archives|
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This is a qualitative data collection. It is comprised mainly of two different types of reports: quarterly morale reports for military personnel abroad and weekly home intelligence reports about UK civilians (only English civilian reports are held at the UK Data Archive).
The Morale Committee for the Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) sent out a directive in 1940 to (AFHQ) requesting quarterly morale reports. The goals of the reports were to study morale of soldiers in its broadest aspect and to coordinate and prepare quarterly morale reports for the War Office. The reports covered a variety of topics, including factors affecting morale, such as discipline of military personnel, confidence in leaders and equipment, mail censorship, living conditions, recreation, education, relationships, and personal finance. The reports are mainly written from a narrative voice, typically of a commanding officer, of the overall feeling of the military base. Sometimes these reports include quotations and extracts from mail correspondence.
The home intelligence reports aimed to present an impartial assessment of public feelings about the war efforts. Information was collated through a variety of sources: regional intelligence officers compiled weekly reports based on interviews with UK residents, postal censorship prepared weekly reports based on correspondence, and police officers were asked to produce reports based on their observations.
War, military service, morale, social attitudes, hierarchical relationships within the military, mail censorship, soldier's leisure and entertainment, relations with Allies, personal finance of soldiers, British public opinion, public confidence in the government and war efforts, public reaction to news
|Time period:||1941 - 1949|
No spatial unit
Home intelligence reports focussing on English civilians and Morale reports focussing on military personnel abroad
|Kind of data:||
Aggregate (macro) level
Home intelligence reports focussing on English civilians and Morale reports focussing on military personnel abroad during 1941-1949
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
This study is a subset of materials held at The National Archives which were collected as part of a longitudinal study.
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||139 reports|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Observation; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
|CENSORSHIP||CIVILIANS||CLIMATE OF OPINION|
|EDUCATIONAL NEEDS||FOOD SHORTAGES||FOREIGN RELATIONS|
|INTERGROUP RELATIONS||INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCES||LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES|
|MILITARY BASES||MILITARY OPERATIONS||MILITARY PERSONNEL|
|MILITARY SERVICE||MILITARY TRAINING||MONEY|
|MULTI-NATION||PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT||PUBLIC OPINION POLLS|
|PUBLIC OPINION||PUBLIC RELATIONS||RIGHT TO INFORMATION|
|SOCIAL ATTITUDES||SOCIAL CONFORMITY||SOCIAL INTEGRATION|
|SOCIAL NEEDS||SOCIAL VALUES||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT|
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|First edition:||07 April 2014|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright held jointly with the National Archives and the UK Data Service. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.|
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