Hello there. I have an question to ask. Between 1943-45 after Japanese threat on Australia and New Guinea was neutralised was it necessary to keep all Australian divisons in Pacific ? The way I see it MacArthur simply did not give them (even veterans from North Africa whom had immense experience unlike Americans ) much importance due to his vanity and national arrogance. And most of Australian units were used in occupy / siege duties in New Britain or New Guinea then Borneo after 1943. Meanwhile British/Commonwealth armies were in severe manpower shortage during campaigns in Europe between 1944-45. Would one division like experienced 9th Australian Division or a detachment ease manpower issues of Allies in European Theater ? Why was not asked or why goverment did not send a division or a detachment to Italy or Europe or just Mediterranean in 1944-45 just to show flag ? Was there any strong anti British Commonwealth theme in Australia back then ? PS: If there is any offensive meaning in my post I am sorry it is really unintentional. Since Australia was still a part of Commonwealth it seemed strange to me that's all.