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One contribution of overseas colonies to the allied effort during world war 1 was that they provided?

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Soldiers from other countries.

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Resources and manpower. The French used a lot of manpower from their colonies. The 'white' British colonies (Canada & Australia) were highly committed to the war effort and provided huge numbers of volunteers (and later conscripts) who fought on the European front in such battles as Vimy ridge. India was less committed to the war effort, but due to it's population the small percentage of Indians who did volunteer still added up to a significant force. Unfortunately it was a force mostly squandered in the war against turkey due to mistakes by the British officers placed in command of it. Many of the Africans were only permitted to volunteer for the war near the end as their colonial overlords grew desperate for cannon fodder.


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