World War 2
Australia in WW2

How did Australia get involved in World War 2?

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2017-01-14 08:04:27

As a British Commonwealth country with many Australians being of

British birth or descendants of, many Australians felt they had an

obligation to participate. Also up to around the late 1960's

British families were encouraged to immigrate to Australia and New

Zealand and could do so for around 10 pounds sterling. Being in the

British army at the time I met many Australians, New Zealanders,

Canadians and South Africans either in the British services or in

units raised in their own countries.

May it all remind us on the 25th of April, ANZAC Day. LEST WE

FORGET <----thats world war one you idiot!!!?!!!

THANKYOU TO ALL THAT FOUGHT ON THE 25TH, SOMETIMES WE FORGET

THAT YOUR LIFE IS WORTH EVERYTHING TO SOMEONE. EVEN NOW WHEN YOU

SLEEP UP ABOVE US. YOU ARE ALL HERO'S. <---thats world war one

people...don't listen to them

I believe that Australia became involved because they wanted to

show support for the founding country... Britain. It may also be

because they wanted to stop a potential Japanese invasion of

Australia, but this cant be that accurate because the Japanese

entered the war in 1941, 4 years before the war was about to end.

So i am sticking with my first answer that Australia joined the war

to show support for Britain...

I believe that Australia became involved because they wanted to

show support for the founding country... Britain. It may also be

because they wanted to stop a potential Japanese invasion of

Australia, but this cant be that accurate because the Japanese

entered the war in 1941, 4 years before the war was about to end.

So i am sticking with my first answer that Australia joined the war

to show support for Britain...

Another View

Australians had always been vulnerable to the dog whistle of

British manipulation. What reason of security did the Colonies have

to send troops to the Sudan in 1885 and South Africa in 1898 - were

we under threat of invasion by the Mahdi or the Boers? South

Australia even offered to send a contingent to the Zulu War in

1879. And in World War 1, was Germany threatening Australia?

Governments acted irresponsibly and young men turned out for

adventure, at least at the start.

World War 2 got the same response - Prime Minister Menzies said

'because Britain is at war, Australia too is at war' - no national

interest here. So we were involved in yet another British war which

had little to do with us or our national security. Compare this

with the second part of the war, when Australia was genuinely under

threat in our part of the world, and it was the US which came to

our aid.


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