Keating’s praise for Curtin vision of war

Original article by Troy Bramston
The Australian – Page: 7 : 28-Nov-17

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has referred to Sir Robert Menzies as a "woeful coward". Keating made his comments while speaking at the launch of "John Curtin’s War" at the Lowy Institute on 27 November. The book was written by John Edwards, a one-time adviser to Keating. Keating said that Menzies failed to understand the threat that Japan posed to Australia in the lead-up to World War II. Keating said that Curtin, who became prime minister in 1941, made decisions "quickly and resolutely".


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