The strategic essence
The US-Australia alliance effectively began in December 1941, when, just two weeks after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of the war in the Pacific, and more than a month before the fall of Singapore, Prime Minister John Curtin declared that: 'Without inhibitions of any kind, I make it quite clear that Australia looks to America, free of any pangs as to our traditional links or kinship with the United Kingdom'. From March 1942 to October 1944, General Douglas...[Show more]
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