Iraq through Australian eyes: Casey-Bruce Correspondence[1]

The Australian Prime Minister, Stanley M.Bruce (1923-29) appointed Richard Gardiner Casey as Australian political liaison officer to London in late 1923. This decision proved to be very important for Australia, at a time when it was trying to chart its own ‘independent’ foreign policy within a British imperial framework Casey had direct access to secret British documents and also held conversations with officials of the British Foreign and Colonial offices’. Over the next 5 years Casey was to provide Bruce

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