When Britain declared war against Germany in 1914, the reach of its empire was so vast that every fourth person on earth owed allegiance to the British Crown. From the outset, Britain sought to harness the immense resources of its empire to secure victory over Germany. The British colonies in the West Indies played their part in this great struggle.
Militarism/Imperialism. Another British recruitment poster. England had over the years fallen behind Germany in military strength. England hoped to gain more manpower by recruiting men from its western colony Canada which was still governed by the UK and had the king of England as the head of state. This was a good example of how Britain was able to use its empire.