Crisis of Command Australian General Japanese Threat WW2

Crisis of Command Australian General Japanese Threat WW2


Crisis of Command, Australian Generalship & the Japanese Threat, 1941-43
By D M Horner


How good was the performance of Australian military commanders in World War II ?

Australian command in the Pacific sector in World War II was highly influenced by the US Supreme Commander General MacArthur.

This book assesses the achievements and failures of the commanders during the Papua New Guinea campaigns.
Focusing in particular on the Australian Commander in Chief General Blamey who played a significant role in controversial relieving of Generals Rowell and Allen. His actions were supported by the Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin, who was equally ignorant of the conditions under which the battles were being fought.

The book draws on material never before available, including diaries and correspondence of both civilian and military participants.

Written by the well-known Australian military author David Horner whose father Murray Horner served in New Guinea during World War II.

David Horner wrote two books on the subject of the Australian WW2 command in Papua New Guinea this one and a sequel titled High Command.

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Used book : wear to edge and marks on the dust jacket.
Outer Cover on Book:
Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
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Publication Date:
1st edition

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