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Page 27 - The different coves were examined with all possible expedition. I fixed on the one that had the best spring of water, and in which the ships can anchor so close to the shore that, at a very small expense quays may be made at which the largest
Page 75 - and that the problem of the British Empire is in no sense one of local defence. The sea is all one, and the British Navy, therefore, must be all one; and its solitary task in war must be to seek out the ships of the enemy wherever they are to be found, and destroy them.
Page 228 - the takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct military threat to Australia and all countries of South and South-East Asia. It must be seen as part of a thrust by Communist China between the Indian and Pacific Oceans'. The
Page 49 - This House (while fully recognising the claims of all portions of the British Empire to Imperial aid in their protection against perils arising from the consequences of Imperial policy) is of the opinion that colonies exercising the right of self-government ought to undertake
Page 28 - I want a thing done well in a distant part of the world; when I want a man with a good head, a good heart, lots of pluck and plenty of common sense, I always send for a Captain of the Navy'.
Page 26 - and had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbour in the world in which a thousand sail of the line may ride in perfect security.
Page 171 - If I am told to fight regardless of consequences, I shall run wild for the first six months or a year but I have utterly no confidence for the second or third year'.
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