Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force by Dr. Rene J. Francillon, Frank F. Smith

Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force by Dr. Rene J. Francillon, Frank F. Smith

By Dr. Rene J. Francillon, Frank F. Smith

Royal Australian Air strength and Royal New Zealand Air strength within the Pacific КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Black and white photographs hide the expansion of the RAAF from 536 strive against airplane in December 1941 to hundreds of thousands of airplane in 1945. all kinds are pointed out with serial numbers and devices. related assurance for the RNZAF. those air forces flew American, British, or even their very own in the community outfitted plane. The campaigns opposed to the japanese took them from their local territory to New Guinea, Indonesia, and in different places within the southwest Pacific.Издательство: Aero Publishers, Inc.Серия: Aero Pictorials 3Страниц: 102Язык: английскийФормат: pdfРазмер: 37.11 Мб zero

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13 How then should the British government respond to the colonial pressures? Remaining aloof was not an option because of the activities of British subjects—missionaries, traders, settlers, beachcombers—in the islands. In particular, the government could not condone abuses by labour recruiters who frequented the New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and elsewhere to secure migrant workers for cotton and sugar plantations in Queensland and Fiji. This labour traffic (known as ‘blackbirding’) gave rise to a major humanitarian outcry in mid-Victorian Britain.

In 1901 the Cook Islands and Niue were annexed to New Zealand, but Tonga stayed under British protection. The last areas of British expansion were in Melanesia and Micronesia. In this vast expanse of ocean the government’s sole concern was the problem of trying to exercise control over the behaviour of British subjects. It became clear that the Western Pacific High Commission was unable to deal effectively with lawless subjects, and that occasional visits to remote islands could hardly sustain any satisfactory jurisdiction.

Schreuder, Gladstone and Kruger: Liberal Government and Colonial ‘Home Rule’ 1880– 85 (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969), p. vii; S.  108. 2 D.  Low, ‘Rule Britannia, Subjects and Empire’, Modern Asian Studies, 2002, 36(2): 499–502. 22 Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands D ominion S tatus Firstly, Dominion status for the original core of self-governing white settler colonies meant a system of independence combined with unity that provided a powerful model. More gradual than the sovereign republic model pioneered by the United States and the Latin American States, it grew from new forms of self-government tried from the 1830s in the remnants of the First British Empire.

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