SEMINAR - Australia has got to play her part: Australia's late Pacific campaigns 1944-45

Karl James

    Research output: Other contribution

    Abstract

    In 2007 the bestselling historian Sir Max Hastings alleged that Australian forces spent 1944 and 1945 “bludging” in “mopping­up” campaigns in the Pacific, the Australian army having effectively disappeared from the war. He could not have been further from the truth. In addition to the thousands of Australians (mainly airmen) fighting in the European war, Australian forces actively participated in the liberation of the Philippines and the Netherlands East Indies, as well as Australia’s own territory of New Guinea. Australian forces were more heavily engaged in the final year of the war than at any other time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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