Battle-hardened veterans of Montgomery’s Desert Rats stride along a desert track. The British troops who defeated Rommel in North Africa came from virtually every corner of the Empire; Englishmen fought alongside wiry Gurkhas from Nepal and bearded Sikhs from India, as well as Scots, Canadians, Australians, South Africans and New Zealanders.
WWI Recruitment Poster. This poster depicts New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, and South Africa supporting Britain in arms. These British Dominions would eventually contribute more than 1.4 million service personnel to the British war effort from 1914 to 1918.