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Chapter 8 - Deciding Australia’s war strategy in 1943

The roles of MacArthur and Curtin

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 October 2021

David Horner
Affiliation:
Australian National University, Canberra
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The brilliantly successful but nonetheless hard-fought and bloody campaign in New Guinea in 1943 received considerable publicity at the time and has been the subject of a series of historical accounts over the succeeding decades. The story of the development of Australian strategy in the context of Allied strategy during this period has, however, received less attention. But no military campaign is conducted in a political and strategic vacuum. The New Guinea campaign was the outcome of strategic decisions by American and British political and military leaders made in conferences on the other side of the world. The nature of Australia’s contribution was determined, within Allied strategy, by political and military leaders meeting far to the south in Canberra and Brisbane. This chapter examines Australia’s role in trying to influence Allied strategy and how it decided its own strategy in 1943.

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Strategy and Command
Issues in Australia's Twentieth-century Wars
, pp. 144 - 160
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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