Women In Australia After Ww2

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World War II profoundly changed every country in the world. The world war polarised into East and West, Russia and the United States, communist and capitalist. There was a climate of fear and tension in the post-World War II world. After World War II, Australia was faced with many challenges. There was, as in many countries in the West, a fear of the spread of communism. As Australia drew closer ties with the United States, Australia participated in many wars overseas, such as Vietnam. The strain of overseas wars and the fear of communism highlighted many tensions within Australian society. Australia experienced an era of protest as different social groups campaigned for more rights and equality. Protest groups met varied successes. Australia…show more content…
Others were trained as nurses and motor mechanics. The women go told they would never be permitted to go overseas but in 1941 the government announced that women would now be allowed to enrol in the armed forces. Only nurses would serve overseas and in battle zones. Some 300,000 women served in the army, navy and nursing corps, and a quarter of these served overseas. The Women?s Royal Australian Naval Service was formed in 1941. They did not go overseas. They worked with communications. The Women?s Australian Auxiliary Air Force was also formed in 1941. They worked as radio communications and did mechanical repairs. Australian Women?s Army Service formed in 1941 if Australia was attacked they could fight but they could not replace the men fighting. The Australian Army Medical Women?s Service formed in 1942. They were nurses in Britain, Greece, North Africa, Malaya and Papua. WAAF in 1941 had 29 women and 300 men. The WAAF put signs at universities reading ?if you are about to graduate, apply for a commission in the WAAF. Each person does a course from navigational and operations to accounts or…show more content…
Answerbecause of ww2 Australia lost most of our links with great brittian and strenghtened with America. this is because the Brittian ships fell in mayla and Singapore and also brittan fell to japan.the australians felt that brittian wasnt strong enough and that is why we have a much more closer relatioship with America than Brittian. Answerww2 actually strengthened Australia's ties with America, as many were beginning to feel that Britain was too weak to depend on. the pm at the time mentioned this in his speech. by the end of the war, Australia was more or less a very strong ally to the US. AnswerWe Yanks that were there during the war gained a greater respect for Australia and the Australian people. AnswerWhen the Japanese went to war against the British Empire (as well as the Americans) at the end of 1941, much of the Australian military was involved in fighting in the Middle East and Africa, alongside the British Royal Army. Most of the remainder found itself reeling under the Japanese onslaught throughout Southeast Asia and the southwest
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