Analysing History sources - Please help

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Hi, i've got a sources exam this Tuesday on Britain 1931-51, but its all about sources, so i was wondering if anyone could plz plz plz give me a few brief advantages and disadvantages of using these types of sources:

> Newspapers
> Photographs
> Paintings
> History textbook
> Radio
> Poster
...and any other main/important types of sources i may forgot to include

Thanks in advance!
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I've got some disadvantages

Newspapers- biased/ unbiased + what's the purpose? Exaggeration? Censorship
Photographs- It doesn't show everything + staged + things have been purposely not included
Paintings- not accurate + just an interpretation + secondary source
History textbook- Historians interpret the past differently/ might not be accurate + written long time after the event
Radio: Censorship during the war= things not being included
Poster- purpose? Exaggeration? Cartoon = like painting + always biased in come way

Hope these help
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(Original post by LottieAM)
I've got some disadvantages

Newspapers- biased/ unbiased + what's the purpose? Exaggeration? Censorship
Photographs- It doesn't show everything + staged + things have been purposely not included
Paintings- not accurate + just an interpretation + secondary source
History textbook- Historians interpret the past differently/ might not be accurate + written long time after the event
Radio: Censorship during the war= things not being included
Poster- purpose? Exaggeration? Cartoon = like painting + always biased in come way

Hope these help
Thanks, these are really helpful!!! Do you know any good phrases i can place into my answers on sources?
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