AUSTRALIA: Britain Told

I make it clear that Australia looks to America, free from any pangs about our traditional links of friendship to Britain. . . . Australian external policy will be shaped towards obtaining Russian aid and working out, with the United States as the main factor, a plan of Pacific strategy along with British, Chinese and Dutch forces.

These were harsh words for any Dominion to address to its Imperial grandmother, but they came last week from Australian Prime Minister John Curtin and were addressed by inference to Prime Minister Churchill in Washington....

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