Barrage Balloons

During the Second World War the British government was constantly monitoring the success of its various policies concerning the Home Front. The government was also aware of the possibility that it might be necessary to introduce legislation to deal with any emerging problems.

It is December 1941. You have been asked to write a report on Barrage Balloons. This is to be divided into two sections.

Barrage Balloons: Main Article

(1) A report on what has been happening concerning Barrage Ballons since the outbreak of the war.

Things you should consider include:

(a) What were barrage balloons?

(b) How did barrage balloons work?

(2) A report that includes proposals about the changes that you would like to see in government policy. These proposals will then be discussed and voted on by the rest of the class.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Do barrage balloons provide enough protection to the people of Britain?

(b) Should the government spend more money on barrage balloons?

(c) Should barrage balloons be used differently to the way they are being used at the moment?