© 2003

Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the Challenge of the United States, 1939–46

A Study in International History

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Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 1-4
  3. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 5-23
  4. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 24-56
  5. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 57-85
  6. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 86-127
  7. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 128-152
  8. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 153-183
  9. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 184-192
  10. P. G. A. Orders
    Pages 193-201
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 202-262

About this book


This book relates the development of Anglo-Australian-New Zealand relations during and immediately after the second world war to the role of the United States in the South-west Pacific. Based on the results of comprehensive multi-archival research, the book highlights the extent of American-Commonwealth rivalry in the region and following the crisis of late 1941 and early 1942 demonstrates how the reforging of imperial links was shaped by the expansion of American power in Pacific areas south of the equator. It provides an important and timely reassessment of the economic, political and strategic factors that led Britain, Australia and New Zealand to conclude that the postwar affairs of the South-west Pacific should be dominated by the British Empire.


Australia bibliography Britain Commonwealth empire Expansion history peace USA

About the authors

P.G.A.ORDERS is a graduate of the Universities of Cardiff, London and Cambridge and was contributor to The United States and Decolonization: Power and Freedom.

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