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The Brisbane Line controversy : political opportunism versus national security 1942-45

Author: Paul Burns
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1998.
Series: Army military history series., Issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the tale of the Brisbane Line, a controversial defense proposal formulated by the Menzies government during World War II, detailing deceit, manipulation, and betrayal.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Burns
ISBN: 1864485396 9781864485394
OCLC Number: 38816777
Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Raids or invasions? --
A question of preparedness --
Menzies, Fadden and Spender --
The reality --
Scorched earth --
The Americans --
The Brisbane Line becomes political --
Ward and Curtin --
'The missing document' --
A 'miserable invention' --
The 'line' lingers on --
What was the Brisbane line?
Series Title: Army military history series., Issues.
Responsibility: Paul Burns.

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