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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Was Winston Churchill too arrogant & dismissive of Australia & Australias Prime Minister Robert Menzies?

Re posted! So do you think Churchill was far too arrogant & recklessly sacrificed Battalions of Allied Soldiers with reckless abandonment? Why didn't Menzies stand up the Churchill & demand than extract EVERY AUSSIE SOLDIER from Northern Africa, France & Greece to defend their own home land long before they were finally brought home to stop the Japanese? Why did Brittain allow Singapore to fall & forgot their own Battalions there? Was Australia simply seen a 'disposable', why did we fight for Great Brittain than, at the grave risk of our own defence? It seems Churchill was only concerned with saving face & England? Should the Australian, New Zealand & even Canadian Governments have demanded a greater role in the War Room to voice our own concerns?

Update:

Actually your wrong 'Pig Iron Bob' was at the start, Curtin replaced him & the 'United Australia' party after Menzies had a 3 month absence to London locking horns with Churchill over the Norther African Campaigns, Tobrrok and the imminent threat of the Japanese! Curtin come after the Nation voted out Menzies & the Labor Party swept in.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Winston Churchill got more awards and accolades than any other leader in WW2 including from Australia I was a warrant officer in the Australian Air Force with 6 Medals and Churchill was the greatest leader Ever Lest We Forget

    the reason Churchill wanted to retain all the Australians is because the were amongst the best in the world the First to beat the Germans in tobruck and the first to beat the Japs on the track

    and Churchill made a better leader than Eisenhower

    Eisenhower after the Surrender had 1.7 Million prisoners of war Murdered by his written orders and Blamed the Russians

    see link

    and Churchill was the first man in History to be made an honorary Citizen of the United states of America and his own people offered him a Dukedom on retiring where the standard was an Earldom

    and he did not ask any of the commonwealth / colony countries to help they said if England is at war so are we..we offer our services to the mother country

    Decisions were made on the Deployment of these troops before 07 Dec 1941 and we had no Americans in Europe until June 1942 which made it difficult to send any troops home

    AND BRITAIN PAYED OFF THE LEND LEASE IN 2003 i do and Churchill except apologies from all the areas that you are wrong

    Source(s): http://www.rense.com/general46/germ.htm I am an Australian Citizen who was there and Spent 38 years in the Air force how long did you serve lady hanna
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  • 1 decade ago

    Singapore fell due to utter incompetence on the part of the British. The Japanese captured it with a virtual token force that should never have a got a look in but the static defences were arranged only for an attack from the sea rather than inland.

    Churchill was a great talker and gave the speeches that his nation needed to hear when it counted. In the face of absolute condemnation and ridicule he was also utterly distrustful of Adolf Hitler from the outset... a distrust that was eventually proven to be correct which earned him the position of PM. He was a bad strategist though and also rather arrogant and held on to the long expired dream/notion of Britain being an "empire". And in his mind Britain came before its empire and when Australia wanted to bring its own troops back to defend their home soil from the Japs he said "Damn Australia". He would happily seen the Commonwealth nations fall if it meant Britain survived. No other words for it than sheer arrogance and desperation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Australia's Prime Minister during WW2 was John Curtin (Labour Party) NOT Bob Menzies

    Try again ;-)

    Source(s): History is a biaoetch
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Churchill was an idiot , he did not save face asking for others to save London - I doubt he even cared about Britain anyway - he just wanted to go down in history books - plus the lend lease programme was foolish - hew never thought about paying it back - don't let everyone tell you he was the best prime minster Britain has ever had - because he isn't - one of the best , but not the best

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think back then, Churchill's hands were tied. It was a World War. London was in ruins. German U boats were all over. They were busy in Africa. They were busy in Burma. It is not that simple.

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  • ahedo
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    3 years ago

    an identical reason liberals at the instant are not hanged interior america for the treason they're now committing while they provide help and convenience to our enemies with their statements. Australia and america enable too lots treachery.

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