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Australia in 1942 A Pivotal Year

Horner, David


In October 1941 the new Australian Labor government, led by John Curtin, recalled General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commander of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in the Middle East, to Australia for discussions. Since he had arrived in Palestine some 16 months earlier, Blamey�s forces had fought in North Africa, Greece, Syria and at the siege of Tobruk. So he was well aware of the seriousness of the war against Germany and Italy. On 15 November 1941, after he had returned to Australia, Blamey...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Australia 1942: in the shadow of war
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139540681.003


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