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Extracts from a government report called 'The British Empire's Contribution To The Great War', 1919
(Catalogue ref: WO 394/20 p.764)
  WO 394/20; report on ‘The British Empire’s Contribution’, 1919  

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  • What does the document say about the contribution of French forces?
  • According to this source, how heavy were the casualties suffered by empire forces?
  • Why do you think some of the figures in table 1 have been changed?
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