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The great betrayal : Britain, Australia & the onset of the Pacific War, 1939-42

Author: David Day
Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compelling and controversial book reveals how in 1942 Churchill, in an attempt to delay an attack on India, left Australia at the mercy of the Japanese by trying to prevent American forces being sent to the Pacific. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including many previously unavailable to historians, David Day exposes a saga of empty promises and asks serious questions about the past and future relationship  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Day
ISBN: 0207153280 9780207153280
OCLC Number: 29016637
Description: x, 388 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The outbreak of the second European war --
Sailing off to war --
The battle for Britain is fought --
Japan begins to move --
Menzies in London --
Menzies' total war --
Fadden takes charge --
Approach to Pearl Harbor --
War in the Pacific --
The fall of Singapore --
From Singapore to Rangoon --
The struggle over strategy --
The battle for Australia --
Summary and conclusions.
Responsibility: David Day.

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This compelling and controversial book reveals how in 1942 Churchill, in an attempt to delay an attack on India, left Australia at the mercy of the Japanese by trying to prevent American forces being sent to the Pacific. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including many previously unavailable to historians, David Day exposes a saga of empty promises and asks serious questions about the past and future relationship between Britain and Australia.

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