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  • ISSN: 0960-1163 (Print), 1478-5110 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Andrew Spicer Oxford Brookes University, UK, and Professor Richard Toye University of Exeter, UK
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Sir Earle Page's British War Cabinet Diary, 1941–1942

This invaluable almost daily wartime account of Sir Earle Page’s eight-month mission to London provides crucial insights into Anglo-Australian, Anglo-Dominion and United States–Australian wartime relations during a crucial phase of the Second World War. It offers an intriguing understanding into the man himself: his own thoughts about Australia during the war; his hopes for its future after the war; and the personal relations Page had with leading political figures, military officials, and policy-makers of the day. The diary revolves around a number of interrelated themes: the battles to represent Australia in the British War Cabinet and to secure a larger share for Australia of lucrative wartime food contracts; and the future of Anglo-Australian relations in the Pacific as the United States asserted its dominance over its British ally. The ill-fated defence of Malaya/Singapore and the stunning collapse of British prestige at the hands of the Japanese between December 1941 and May 1942 serves as a backcloth to Page’s mission and its evolving significance.



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