From what history I learned at school, Winnie wanted a plan to save Britain first, if necessary allowing part of Australia to be allowed to fall to the Japanese, this was discussed between him and Roosevelt at the Arcadia Conference.
There is plenty of supporting material on the 'net.
I have never bothered to go into the "nitty gritty" as no doubt there is all manner of self indulgent reporting on both sides along with political back stabbing behind the scenes. But on the surface there does appear to be some truth to the matter.
At no time have I ever read that he denigrated the Aussie troops, the dispute was between he and PM Curtin.
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