by Doug Hurst – 2001

The Fourth Ally tells of the Dutch forces who fought from Australia against the Japanese during WW II. Driven by the Japanese from Indonesia (then the Netherlands East Indies), they relocated ships, aircraft and personnel to Australia. They joined with United States, British and Australian forces as the fourth ally, providing the bulk of allied merchant shipping in the Pacific War, operating a fleet of warships and submarines, flying bomber, fighter and transport aircraft, and running specialist army units supporting allied forces.

This book is now out of print. There are 2nd hand copies online

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