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Total WWI Mobilisation (1914-1918)

[Note: At this time I have defaulted to the ANZAC website for figures because they are sourced. I've seen websites quote higher figures for many of these nations, but no sources are given.]

Triple Entente & Allies: 39,409,810

  • Russian Empire
  • 10,000,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • France
  • 9,000,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • British Empire
    • United Kingdom army manpower, August 1914: 733,514
    • Additional wartime recruitment:
      • United Kingdom: 4,970,902
        • England: 4,006,158
        • Scotland: 557,618
        • Wales and Monmouth: 272,924
        • Ireland: 134,202
      • Empire contingents sent to serve overseas (of 1,460,864 in arms):
        • Canada: 418,035 (of total 628,964 in arms)
        • Australian and Tasmania: 330,000 (of total 416,809 in arms)
        • New Zealand: 100,471 (of total 220,099 in arms)
        • South Africa: 74,196 (of total 136,070 in arms)
        • Newfoundland: 10,610 (of total 11,922 in arms)
        • West Indies: 16,000 (This total to end of 1917)
        • Other Dominions: 31,000
    • Total British Army servicemen available for deployment: 7,165,280
    • From the Indian Army and other 'coloured troops': 1,524,187
  • Total force available for deployment: 8,689,467
Source:
Baker, C., 2009. Some British Army Statistics of the Great War. The Long, Long Trail: The British Army of 1914-1918 - for family historians. [internet]
Available at: http://www.1914-1918.net/faq.htm [accessed 5 August 2009]


  • United States of America
  • 2,086,000 deployed overseas (of total 4,800,000 in arms (2,810,206 drafted))
  • Total force available for deployment: 4,800,000
Source:
Ayres, L., 1 August 1919. Figures of American Participation in the War. The War With Germany, A Statistical Summary (2nd ed.).
[Online] The World War I Document Archive (http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7/wwi/ ==> Diaries, Memorials, Personal Reminiscences ==> The War With Germany:A Statistical Summary)
Available at: http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7/wwi/memoir ... tatstc.htm [accessed 5 August 2009]


  • Kingdom of Italy
  • 4,200,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Empire of Japan
  • 800,000
Source:
Tucker, S. & Roberts, P., (Eds.), 2005. Japan, Army pp 607. The Encyclopedia of World War I. ABC-CLIO.
[Online] Google Books (http://books.google.com/books ==> Search "Japan mobilized during world war one" ==> World War I: encyclopedia - page 607)
Available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=B1cMtK ... =RA1-PA607 [accessed 9 August 2009]


  • Serbia, Slovakia & Montenegro
  • 657,343
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Kingdom of Romania
  • 643,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Greece
  • 300,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Belgium
  • 260,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Portugal
  • 60,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


Central Powers: 18,398,000

  • German Empire
  • 9,898,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 6,500,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Ottoman Empire
  • 1,500,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"


  • Bulgaria
  • 500,000
Source:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Qld) Incorporated, 1998. Selected WW1 Statistics. ANZAC Day. [internet]
Available at: http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/ww1/ ... ats01.html [accessed 5 August 2009]
Source given by web-page: "Australian Campaigns in the Great War - Lt The Hon Stanisforth Smith"
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