Although it was common knowledge at the time, very few people alive today are aware of exactly what British imperial strategy was for Australia in World War Two. They wanted to virtually give Australia to Japan, just as they had many other British-controlled territories in the lead up to and early months of the war. That was until the Australian Labor Party presented the people with evidence of the scheme and won the next election. Prime Minister John Curtain then went on to forge an historic alliance with the USA under President FDR. http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/publ...0512_026-britains_pacific_plot_against_th.pdf Although there are US archives maps & public quotes from General Douglas MacArthur proving its existence and whole books written on the subject, Australia's UAP (now named the Liberal Party), to this day denied its existence and the supporting evidence. The Brisbane Line. A Reappraisal, by Professor Drew Cottle, Upfront Publishing, Leicestershire, UK 2002 - available via Amazon. It was British strategy to have the USA exhaust itself against Japan in a 15 year long war with enormous casualties at enormous costs. To this end, Churchill induced PM Menzies to send nearly all of Australia's trained Manpower to Africa and the Middle East. Then, Britain would turn on a much weaker USA and have its wet dream of total world domination. The US War Plan Red and War Plan Orange addressed this known possibility. Now, back to the Brisbane Line. The professor's book shows that this line on the map (page 38 of the link), wasn't a defense strategy, but a political one organised by Australia's wealthy individuals and corporations to cede Australia to Japan and rule it on their behalf, just like the Vichy government in World War Two France. There is extensive documentation available in the Menevee Archives at UCLA proving the whole project was organized by the Synarchist Movement of Empire. Further, there are Tank Traps built along this line created by the Menzies Government just before the war (really, its only war preparation!). There are various photos of the signs and remains of these on Google Images, which can be seen today in real life.