The imperial commitment : the Singapore strategy in the defence of Australia and New Zealand, 1939-1942
Such were the views of a leading Melbourne newspaper, the Argus, in 1859. The Australian colonies, having attained self-government and the removal of commercial disabilities, were faced with the imminent withdrawal of British troops and had to consider their own responsibilities for defence. Eighty years later, Victoria, the colony in question, was one of the constituent parts of the Commonwealth of Australia, a fully autonomous dominion within the British Commonwealth of Nations. An enemy...[Show more]
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