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Bruce:

Mr. Mallet often writes on little known facts. I enjoy that!

Originally posted on Military History Now:

It wasn’t only the French, Americans and soldiers of the British Empire that fought against the Germans on the Western Front of the First World War. More than 40,000 Russian soldiers (like those pictured here) actually saw action there too. So did troops from Portugal, and Brazil. The Germans were helped by troops from Austria Hungary.

Eight million men in total fought in the British Army during the First World War. More than half of them (5 million) served in France and Flanders on the Western Front. [1] These men came from the U.K. as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and even the West Indies. Another 8 million soldiers fought for France. [2] The United States sent 4.7 million to war with Germany in the last two years of the war [3] and as many as 11 million Germans fought in France and Belgium as well…

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