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Teaching the First World War
Teaching the First World War

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1.5 Case Study: The war experience of Mountain Horse

At the start of the war, only France considered using its imperial subjects to fight in the European conflict. By 1915, however, rising casualties meant that Britain needed more manpower and requested troops from its five Dominions: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Newfoundland

In this section, you will study the experiences of one individual First Nation Canadian soldier, Mike Mountain Horse. First, you’ll look at some statistics which give a sense of the contribution dominion forces made to the war.