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Who Fought For Britain 1939 - 1945


  • * The British Empire and Dominions raised a total of 8,586,000 men for service
  • * More than 5,000,000 came from the British Isles
  • * 1,440,500 hailed from India
  • * 136,000 came from South Africa
  • * 629,000 came from Canada
  • * 413,000 came from Australia
  • * 128,500 came from New Zealand
  • * 10,000 came from Caribbean
  • * 124,000 came from other colonies

Source: BBC History

In addition, forces integrated with British forces included powerful contributions from Poland, France, Belgium, Czechoslovakia and others.

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