Canadian and Indian troops fraternising at
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Canadian and Indian troops fraternising at the front, WWI. Britain's declaration of war in 1914 automatically included its empire, however, the Dominions still responded loyally by quickly volunteering troops. India had little say in its participation in the war due to its status within the empire. Colonial troops were of great use to Britain supplying resources, money and fighting power. The colonial troops were used in many of the Allied Powers' campaigns including the Western Front and the operations against the Ottoman Empire.