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Curtin's Gift: Reinterpreting Australia's Greatest Prime Minister
John K. Edwards
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Page 3 - Without any inhibitions of any kind, I make it quite clear that Australia looks to America, free of any pangs as to our traditional links of kinship with the United Kingdom'.
Page 31 - the Australian government regards the Pacific struggle as primarily one in which the United States and Australia must have the fullest say in the direction of the democracies
Page 31 - we refuse to accept the dictum that the Pacific struggle must be treated as a subordinate segment of the general conflict
Page 49 - it is quite impossible to reverse a decision which we made with the utmost care and which we have affirmed and reaffirmed'.
Page 28 - Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder.
Page 33 - that if Japan invaded Australia or New Zealand, ‘the Middle East should be sacrificed to the defence of our
Page 69 - in the Pacific would be to seek the protection of the United States'.
Page 49 - We could not contemplate that you would refuse our request and that of the President'.
Page 3 - He would be a very dull person who could not discard all his preconceived ideas of strategy and war and who does not accept the fall of Singapore as involving a completely new situation'.
Page 169 - Rangoon, Singapore and, most likely; also Port Darwin will be in Japanese hands within a few weeks'.