Wow you make a snide comment about someone doing googling for someone else then come up with that last line? If they were other countries (as oppose to colonies) they certainly had a choice. I seam to recall that Canada for instance took several days to declare war on Germany. Even in the colonies like India recruitment was voluntary I believe.
My grandmother who I live with was adopted and raised by her mother's brother who was born in London, and moved to Canada as a boy and came back to London with the Canadians to fight for Canada in the war (WWI)... The Canadians came to London, full Mountie uniform and everything back then, and went over to France to fight (like everyone else) - but still, basically my grandmother's dad 'Grandad Wright' - Wright also being her mother's maiden name.
He stayed in London however, and because he lived outside of Canada, never saw his war pension.
I guess WWII was different, and not like WWI. WWII it seems, Canada decided to go to war, not GB deciding that for Canada.
.. Either way, Canada were there in WWII... I think everybody but India and Ireland were there in WWII.
Even Palestine did its bit under British rule and created Israel (probably amongst doing other things); I remember -
Israel was made by Britain out of Palestine and recognised by the United States thus making Israel official.
Edited by Ben Dover, 05 April 2016 - 01:05 PM.