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MacArthur's War: Strategy, Command and Plans for the 1943 Offensives

Dean, Peter


The United States came to the defence of Australia with reticence. The US pre-war plans for the Pacific enshrined in War Plan Orange had not included Australia as a significant base or partner in the event of a war against Japan. Plans for the US advance across the Pacific had also primarily focused on the central and northern part of the ocean. Yet this had not meant that Australia had been completely discarded. The move by US military officials from national to coalition war planning after...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107445239.006


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