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What was Australia's relationship with Britain during World War 2?
March 27, 2013 3:58PM
Australia looked upto Britain because it was their mother country but when the British ships were sunk in Malaya and Singapore and Britain fell to japan, Britain was seen not as strong after being defeated and australians felt that they could no longer rely on Britain but instead joined allies with America and kept links with Britain.... Hope that helps u ppl who need the answer. I did my best 2 answer it.
Curtin won and the troops returned home to Australia, but then sent up to New Guinea (at the time controlled by Australia) where they battled with the Japanese. I'm not sure if this is where the fighting of the Kokoda trail happened...
but anyway..the relationship altered and Australia turned to America to find some help with backing up the troops, but Roosevelt (USA prime minister) sided with Churchill, and Australia was left to fend themselves....Africa and the Middle East fighting with the British. After the Japanese dramatic advances in 1942 the Australian PM pulled the troops home. Churchill was very upset about this. The Australians had real expectations of invasion buy the Japanese.
To the best of my knowledge, i see Australia to have been a distraction for the British. When the Australians landed at ANZAC cove, the British went over to the other side of the island and boiled the billy for a cup of tea. meanwhile the Australians were being defeated by the Turks. I feel that the relationship between the British and the Australians was friendly to the face, but backstabbers. I also feel that the British used the Australians to protect their own men.